Opposition demands increase in budget for merged districts

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The opposition parties in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Tuesday criticized the provincial government for not allocating a sufficient amount for the development of merged tribal districts in the fiscal budget 2022-23. JUI member Mahmood Bittani continuing budget debate in the provincial assembly said that that no funds were allocated for upgradation of heath facilities in the Southern and merged districts especially the merged districts of North and South Waziristan.

He said that a lease agreement was signed by the PTI government for 12 districts of the province, under which a health emergency was declared in those districts and promises were made to upgrade the existing hospitals in those areas. He said that still the upgradation was not implemented and people of North and South Waziristan came to Tank district to avail medical facilities, but unfortunately the district didn’t have sufficient facilities.

He said not a single project was completed by the PTI government in any of the district of the province.

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