PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Health Shaukat Yousafazi has disclosed that to ensure a corruption-free government in the province, an autonomous and free Accountability Commission was in the final stages of its establishment.

He said that after necessary homework, application would be forwarded to the chief justice for appointment of accountability commissioner.

He was talking to a delegation of Pakistan Tehrik-E-Insaf from Domail Bannu district, which called on him under the leadership of MPA Aisha Gulalai in Peshawar on Thursday. 

The members of delegation apprised the minister of the problems being faced by the people of Domail especially non-availability of medical facilities in the Domail hospital.

Referring to the accountability commission, Shoukat said that there would no political affiliation of the commissioner and would be a good personality.

He said the commission would not only be authorised to carry out accountability of the former rulers but would also make the present government and the existing bureaucracy accountable. He said for enquiry into the cases of corruption, the commission would be authorised to convene even the ministers and high officers.

The minister said that other measures were also in the pipeline to ensure exemplary government in the province.

He said the Access to Information Act was approved while work on the Right to Service Act, Conflict of Interest Act, Local Government and Village Council Act, e-Governance and e-Business Act, Public Private Partnership Act and Vessel Act was in progress which would also be finalised soon.

He said implementation of the said acts would not only assist in the establishment of a corruption-free government but would also ensure provision of justice and better service to the people.

He said now onwards those found guilty of not finalising their required developmental activities in time would be given severe punishment and those identifying cases of corruption in the governments would be encouraged and would be given rewards and security as well.

Referring to the problems presented by the delegation, the minister said that provision of basic necessities was the priority of present government and for this purpose reforms had been introduced in all the nation-building departments for people's service.

He assured the delegation that not only presence of doctors and starting of existing machinery would be ensured in the Domail hospital but all the latest facilities would also be provided to it so that people could get the required facilities there and the load on the three big Peshawar hospitals could be reduced.