In a high-level decision by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government, it was decided to indefinitely relocate the Civil Secretariat in Peshawar to Kohsar Market, F-6/3, Islamabad.
“The decision was taken in order to improve the coordination between the provincial secretaries and their respective ministers,” said Dr Kazim Niaz, Chief Secretary KP.
“The top floors of some of the shops can be rented out and there is a park right next door; the ICT Police won’t mind some of the secretariat staff squatting some of the benches, I’ve already spoken to the Islamabad IG,” he said.
“There is a precedent for this. Back during the Raj, Frontier Province’s capital used to shift to Nathiagali in the summers because the British couldn’t stand the heat. Now it is going to shift because Peshawar is unliveable plus the ministers can’t get a decent cup of latte,” he said.
“I am not going to be shifting over to the new secretariat myself because the Chief Ministet doesn’t go to Kohsar Market,” he said. “I will be going over to his residence everyday, reminding him he is the Chief Minister.”