PM launches Sehat Insaf Cards scheme for tribal people in Peshawar
Prime Minister Imran Khan says a poverty alleviation programme will be launched during the current month to help poor segments of the society including tribal districts.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony of Sehat Insaf Card Programme for tribal districts in Peshawar this evening, he said that the government has also chalked out a special plan for the development of tribal people.
He said a number of projects will be launched for the welfare of tribal people, which is one of the priorities of his government.
He said the government will release funds for development projects in tribal areas. Schools and hospitals will be reconstructed.
The Prime Minister said that the people of erstwhile FATA have rendered unmatched sacrifices in the war against terrorism and it was his desire to help them.
The Prime Minister said this will also help in the creation of maximum jobs for youth.
Regarding visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Imran Khan said it will bring huge investment to Pakistan and will help create jobs for youth.
Speaking on the occasion, Federal Secretary Health Zahid Saeed said Sehat Insaf Cards will be distributed through State Life Corporation. Hospitals on the panel of State Life will be entitled to provide treatment to holders of the health card.
He said fifty-five billion rupees will be spent on Insaf Health Cards Programme during next three years.
One million families of tribal districts will benefit from the Sehat Insaf Card programme.
Each family will be entitled to get treatment up to seven hundred and twenty thousand rupees in any government or private hospital across the country.
Presiding over a meeting of Advisory Committee on tribal district in Peshawar this afternoon, Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated the commitment of his government to provide all necessary resources for the rehabilitation of tribal districts and welfare of its people.
He said all the problems faced by tribal people will be solved on priority basis.
He directed for expediting the process of bringing tribal districts into the national mainstream.
The Prime Minister was briefed about the recovery plan for tribal areas.
The meeting besides others was also attended by Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman and Chief Minister Mahmood Khan.