May 2, 2021 at 5:42 pm
Chitral Times Report
ISLAMABAD: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has said that the provincial government is planning to launch a ration card scheme on the analogy of Sehat card scheme with the aim to provide free ration to the vulnerable segments of society adding that under the ration card scheme monthly ration will be provided to deserving and needy families at their door steps. He said that the initiative would prove to be a mile stone to materialize Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision of a welfare state. He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of female members of provincial assembly who called on him here the other day and discussed with him matters related to public welfare initiatives of the provincial government and issues faced by women folk across the province.
The delegation was led by chairperson Women Parliamentary Caucus, MPA Sumaira Shams. Talking to the delegation Mahmood Khan said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was truly a people-friendly government which always thought of the poor people and took practical steps for their welfare. The women members of the assembly one by one apprised the Chief Minister of the public issues in their respective areas, to which the Chief Minister assured that steps would be taken on priority basis to resolve all their legitimate issues adding that a special meeting of Parliamentary Party will be convened soon after the upcoming Eid to devise a strategy to resolve all those issues.
He also issued directives to the officials of the concerned departments on the spot for resolving some of the urgent public issues identified by the MPAs. He termed the role of women MPAs as of vital importance for the resolving public issues, and assured that they would be taken on board at every level. The Chief Minister said that the provincial government was working on a comprehensive plan to strengthen the health service delivery system on sound footings and work was underway to set up major hospitals in all the four regions of the province under public-private partnership adding that with the establishment of such hospitals, quality health care facilities would be available to the people of the province at local level and burden of patients on the tertiary care hospitals would be reduced. Mahmood Khan stated that work was underway on a project worth Rs. 9.00 billion for revamping all the Districts Headquarter Hospitals of the province which would be completed in next two years.
The Chief Minister said that despite difficult financial situation due to the prevailing Corona situation, the government would not compromise on public welfare schemes in next year’s budget and maximum possible relief would be given to the poor segment of society. He urged upon the women MPAs to play their role in creating awareness among the people with regard to the implementation of Corona SOPs in their respective areas.