KP Governor directs KPPPRA to ensure transparency in process of procurement (The Balochistan Times (Pakistan))

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmed Khan here Thursday directed the concerned officials of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (KPPPRA) that the procedures for public procurement should be organized with a view to improving the quality of the working of public entities/organization.

He said innovative changes should be made to ensure transparency, accountability and good management in KPPPRA. The Governor also directed FATA officers to arrange training for its officers through KPPPRA and get benefit of their experience.

He expressed these views while chairing a meeting with the Officers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Procurement Regulatory Authority at the Governor House here on Thursday.

Additional Chief Secretary FATA Mohammad Aslam Kamboh, Syed Mohammad Javed (Managing Director Khyber Pakhtunkhwa PPRA), Principal Secretary to Governor Dr. Mohammad Fakhar e Alam, Dr. Faizan, Mr. Siraj-ul-Haq (Director) and Mr. Qasim were present in the meeting.

A detailed presentation was given by Managing Director of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Procurement Regulatory Authority, which entails purpose of KPPPRA, general principles of KPPPRA, procurement methods, ethical conduct and participant responsibility. Managing Director (KPPPRA) said the purpose of KPPPRA is to create on autonomous body, capable of providing legal and regulatory framework to provincial departments and other public entities/organization for procurement.

The Governor emphasized to review the working of Public Procurement Regulatory Authority in other countries like Turkey, Malaysia and Singapore so that the standardized method of their system should be inculcated in our system. This will promote transparency and improve quality in the process of procurement.

The Governor reiterated the role of KPPPRA is to work as a watchdog on public entities or organizations to improve their efficiency through transparent accountability. He further stressed that the rules of KPPPRA should be amended for the purpose of standardization and maintaining check list for procedures.