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Sunday 4th December 2022 / 10 Jamadilawal 1444

Every family in tribal districts to be provided health cards: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday performed the ground-breaking of Timargarh-Khar-Mamad Gat road in Bajaur tribal district.

Addressing the notables there, the prime minister expressed confidence that the construction of road infrastructure in the tribal districts will promote both tourism and trade. He said the road infrastructure will connect the tribal districts with the rest of the country.

PM Imran Khan expressed the government’s commitment to promoting education in the tribal districts so that the local people could earn their livelihoods.

The prime minister said each family in the tribal districts will be provided with the health cards under which they will be able to secure health care services worth 750,000 rupees annually.

PM Imran Khan said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has taken major steps towards realising the dream of an Islamic welfare state by announcing to provide health cards to each household in the province.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Mohmand tribal area and assured to provide all possible funds for the socio-economic development of tribal districts. He said that the Ministry of Planning has been given directions in this regard.

The prime minister pointed out that the tribal districts lag far behind in development. He said the government’s focus is to establish such industries in the tribal districts which could export goods to Afghanistan and up to the Central Asian States.

PM Imran Khan said border markets are also being opened which will provide opportunities to the local people to trade with Afghanistan.

He warned that the enemy wants to create anarchy in the tribal districts and is supporting and providing funds to those elements who were opposed to the merger of tribal districts with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Hence, no stone be left turned to meet the development needs of these neglected areas.

Imran Khan said the focus of the present government is to uplift the weaker segments of the society and develop the backward areas including those in Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan.

The prime minister prayed for the successful outcome of the negotiations between Afghan government and the Taliban. He said peace in Afghanistan will open new vistas of opportunities for the people of tribal districts. However, he warned that there are elements that do not want peace in Afghanistan.

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