PM to visit China next week: Public complaints be addressed in 1 month: PM

Prime Minister takes notice of delayed actions on citizens’ applications


Our Correspondent
Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed all government offices to timely dispose of applications related to core service functions. According to a letter issued by the Prime Minister Office on Tuesday, PM Khan has taken a serious notice of delay by federal ministries, divisions and provincial governments in resolving applications of citizens, such as the issuance of licenses, NOCs, domiciles and other redressals.
Prime Minister Khan has directed for disposal of unattended or delayed applications within the next four weeks and submission of the report to his office by the federal ministries and divisions and to the Chief Minister House by the provincial governments. He has also asked these tiers of government to work out minimum timelines for processing of such cases and project such timelines on their websites and notice boards within ten days to build the confidence of people in government functionaries.
If such cases cannot be disposed of within the stipulated timelines for certain reasons, the delay shall be explained to the application in writing. The federal ministers and chief ministers have been asked to closely monitor implementation of the above directive in the interest of good governance and public interest.
Prime Minister Imran Khan will embark on a three-day visit to China next week to meet top Chinese leadership. PM Imran, during his visit, will meet Chinese President XI Jinping and other high-level authorities, to thank them for supporting Pakistan’s stance on the Indian occupied Kashmir issue. Several memorandum of understanding (MoU) will also be signed in PM Imran Khan’s visit to China. It may be noted that on September 17, the Chinese ambassador had called on PM Khan to convey best wishes from the Chinese president, before leaving to the US, to address the UNGA session. Earlier in the month of April, Prime Minister Imran Khan had visited China on the invitation of President Xi Jinping to attend the second Belt and Road Forum (BRF) and the opening ceremony of the Beijing International Horticulture Exhibition 2019.
PM Khan, accompanied by federal ministers and senior officials’ delegation, had separately met President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang on April 28. The prime minister and his delegation were hosted to a banquet by Vice President Wang Qishan on the evening of April 27. During these meetings, the two sides had reviewed the entire range of bilateral relations including CPEC. They reaffirmed the resolve to further strengthen the All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership in all dimensions.


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