Provision of security to the life and property of all members of the society is the foremost duty of every government. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is passing through one of the most difficult phases in its history as the menace of militancy has played havoc with the lives and properties of ordinary people. It is also a proven fact that poor governance and lack of the rule of law create an enabling environment for radicalization. This situation warrants a pragmatic and sustained program, which can effectively counter the threat of militancy and turn the province into a safe and prosperous place by strengthening the writ of the government on every inch of the provincial territory. In this context, the Home Department has a leading role as it is the parent department of law and justice enforcement institutions such as the Police, Prosecution, Prisons, Probation and Directorate of Public Safety Commission. Being mindful of this role, the Home Department has developed an integrated programme for provision of institutional and capacity development so that effective and speedy service delivery is ensured at the grass root level. The strategic plan, on one hand, aims at equipping all these departments with the latest technologies and infrastructure support and on the other hand also provides for human capacity building for optimal performance. Alongside that, the Home Department is also working on amending the existing laws and introducing new laws to fill the gaps in the current legal regime. I am grateful to the Honourable Chief Minister and the Chief Secretary for their enthusiastic support and guidance. Under their insightful leadership, the Home Department aims to establish a living environment in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where life, honour, and liberties of the people are fully secured. I strongly believe that by strengthening the law and justice enforcement institutions we can achieve our goal of a safer and more secure Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where ordinary people can enjoy a peaceful and prosperous life.
Ikram Ullah KhanSecretary Home & Tribal Affairs Department,Khyber Pakhtunkhwa