KP CM demands Rs 500m for insaaf Rozgar scheme

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Staff Reporter

Peshawar

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has directed the immediate provision of additional Rs. 500 million for the 1,715 pending applications that have already been approved under the Insaaf Rozgar Scheme in newly merged tribal districts and FRs further directing that the complete distribution of loans under the scheme should be ensured by the end of March of the ongoing year.
While chairing a meeting regarding the status of Insaaf Rozgar Scheme and Sehat Insaaf Card in Newly Merged Tribal Districts Mahmood Khan was informed that 2775 individuals have been provided the loans amounting to Rs. 622.228 million till date. The distribution of loans has gain momentum during the past three months due to identification of bottlenecks and immediate measure for their resolution due to which Rs. 600 million were distributed in the last three months as compared to Rs. 22.228 million in the initial three months of the Insaaf Rozgar Scheme.
The Chief Minister was informed that maximum number of loans have been provided to retailers followed by the embroidery sector, medical stores, private transporters, live stock sector and others respectively. Furthermore, realistic quota has also been reserved for every district in order to eliminate discrepancies.
With regards to the status of Sehat insaaf Card in the newly merged tribal districts, the meeting was informed that 50 percent cards have already been distributed whereas people in the NMDs can also avail the facilities through their national identity cards.
The Chief Minister directed the establishment of facilitation counters at entry points in all the districts headquarter hospitals of the newly merged tribal districts on priority basis in order to educate and create awareness among local citizens on the use and benefits of Sehat Insaaf Cards.
He also directed to launch a massive awareness campaign keeping in view media dependencies of local people along with empanelment of major hospital throughout the country so that people may be able to avail healthcare services as per their requirements.