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PM Khan launches Sehat card in tribal districts


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Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched Sehat Insaf Card scheme in tribal districts on Friday, Radio Pakistan reported.

Addressing tribal elders at Ghalanai, the Headquarters of Mohmand district this afternoon, he said people of tribal districts will benefit from the Sehat Insaf Card like rest of the countrymen. He said the holder of the card will be entitled to get treatment in any hospital up to seven hundred and twenty thousand rupees annually.

The Prime Minister said tribal districts will be developed. Education and job opportunities will be created for tribal youth. The Prime Minister Mohmand Dam will be constructed which will not only generate electricity but also irrigate a vast barren land.

The meeting reviewed the steps taken regarding administrative reforms, people’s representatives, local bodies’ system, public welfare and development projects.

The premier said tourism will also be promoted in tribal districts. He said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has great potential for tourism and this has helped in reduction of poverty during the last five years. PM Khan also promised the residents that internet service will also be provided in Bajaur district.

Lambasting India’s adventurism while addressing the public rally, PM Khan said we do not want war but our desire for peace shall not be considered our weakness. PM Khan remarked that India’s political party is cashing the hatred for its political interest as elections are due shortly.

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Recalling the befitting response to India in recent dogfight episode, the premier appreciated the Pakistan Air Force for its professionalism in the time of crisis. Earlier, speaking at a briefing at Ghalanai, the Prime Minister directed to ensure equitable distribution of funds for the development projects meant for tribal districts merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said these projects should be ensured corruption free.

The meeting reviewed the steps taken regarding administrative reforms, people’s representatives, local bodies’ system, public welfare and development projects. It was also briefed about Federal Government’s roadmap regarding these measures.

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Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mehmood Khan, Communication Minister Murad Saeed, Minister for Kashmir Affairs Ali Amin Gandapur, Minister for Religious Affairs Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, Prime Minister’s Advisor Muhammad Shehzad Arbab, Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi, Corps Commander of Peshawar, and other senior officers attended the briefing.