KP CM says health, education top priority in new districts


Staff Reporter


Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has directed to operationalize/functionalize the existing governmental infrastructure under the three year Accelerated Implementation Program in the newly merged tribal districts adding that the required human resources should be recruited for the purpose on priority basis.
The Chief Minister stressed that health and education are priority areas in the newly merged districts further directing that ground breaking of mega developmental projects should be initiated immediately with specified timelines for completion of the projects. While chairing a meeting regarding developmental project to be undertaken by the incumbent government, the Chief Minister directed to remove procedural bottlenecks and facilitate general population on the use of Sehat Insaaf Cards.
The Chief Minister univocally stressed on the need of providing efficient healthcare services adding that billions of rupees are spent every year in the health sector which should be utilized efficiently so that every citizen of the province is provided with the best healthcare facilities. The meeting was also attended by Minister Information Shaukat Yousafzai, Minister Finance Taimur Jhagra and administrative secretaries of the concerned department and other officials.
The Chief Minister was briefed in detail regarding work progress on 21 developmental schemes in seven different sectors. The Chief Minister was informed that the Federal Board of Investment will give its approval for changing the status of Rashakai Economic Zone to special economic zone in the meeting to be held tomorrow at Islamabad whereas the developmental agreement for the project will also be finalized within the next three days. In addition to fixing of timelines, the Chief Minister also directed to elucidate the necessary assistance required from the federal government for initiating civil and developmental works in the Rashakai Economic Zone.
The Chief Minister also directed to initiate simultaneous work on Cities Development Project in the five divisional headquarters which will be helpful in industrialization of the province. For the purpose, the Chief Minister directed to undertake pragmatic measures for betterment of the traffic in the province.

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