The provincial cabinet of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday approved the first ever digital policy of the province for using information technology for effective and efficient governance and services delivery.
The meeting of KP Cabinet held with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan in the chair. The cabinet approved key decisions including a digital policy.
Addressing a press conference after the meeting, KP Minister for Information Shaukat Yousufzai said that the cabinet approved the digital policy of the province.
The policy encompasses digital payments, speedy internet, provision of fibre optics at low cost, and e-governance, the minister said.
The cabinet also approved 496 megawatts Spotgah power project to be constructed in Kohistan district of the province.
The project will be executed on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode by a Korean company, the minister said. The provincial government will hold 26 percent shares in the power project while the Korean company would have the remaining 76 percent shares.
Yousufzai said the project will cost $1 billion and will be completed within five years. The KP cabinet also approved Promotion Policy under Police Rules.
The cabinet also approved to roll-back the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ehtisab Commission. The assets of the Commission were handed over to the provincial Anti-corruption department.