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Govt to spend over Rs100bn yearly for tribal districts’ uplift, Said PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Monday his government’s plan to spend more than Rs100 billion annually for the uplift of tribal districts – formerly known as Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).

 

“Our ppl[people] in the tribal area will see unprecedented development as Govt plans to spend over Rs100 billion annually for 10 yrs in tribal districts,” the prime minister said in a tweet this morning.

 

“Living up to our commitment. A 3-week consultative process on 10 year Dev[elopement] Plan for former FATA is being initiated, starting from Bajaur.”

 

Lately, the prime minister paid a visit to Mohmand district where he announced to launch Sehat Insaf Card scheme in the tribal region.

 

Addressing tribal elders at Ghalanai, the Headquarters of Mohmand district, he had 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 at any hospital up to Rs7,20,000 annually.

 

The prime minister said tribal districts will be developed and education and job opportunities will be created for tribal youth.

 

He said Mohmand Dam will be constructed which will not only generate electricity but also irrigate a vast barren land. He said tourism will also be promoted in tribal districts as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has great potential for tourism and this has helped in reduction of poverty during the last five years.

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