Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to bifurcate both the health and agriculture departments into two separate administrative departments each so as to streamline their affairs, with the aim of ensuring better public service delivery.

Chief Minister Mahmood Khan while agreeing in theory to the proposed plan for the bifurcation of those two departments, directed the quarters concerned to submit final proposals to the present effect to the provincial cabinet for consideration.

He has also directed the authorities concerned to finish the continued reform process in other provincial departments also , further directing them to submit a report on the progress made thus far during this regard.

He was chairing a gathering regarding reforms initiatives in various departments of provincial government held here on Monday, wherein officials of the departments were also present.Meanwhile, the chief minister was also given briefing about the preparations for the upcoming Annual Development Program for fiscal year 2021-22 and various due for completion projects of the present financial year. it had been informed that a complete of 836 developmental projects were due for completion which can be completed by the top of current fiscal year .

The chief minister directed the authorities concerned to require necessary steps for timely finalisation of next annual development programme and hinted at inclusion of a social protection initiative within the next ADP to supply support to the needy and vulnerable segments of society.

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