PM Imran launches Sehat Insaf Card scheme in tribal districts



Staff Report


Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday launched Sehat Insaf Card scheme in tribal districts, the region formerly known as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).

The premier, while addressing tribal elders at Ghalanai, the headquarters of Mohmand district, said that people of tribal districts will benefit from Sehat Insaf Cards like rest of the countrymen.

He said the holder of the card will be entitled to medical treatment of up to Rs720,000 annually at any hospital.

While assuring tribesmen of better infrastructure in their areas, the prime minister said the development will be occurred but it will take time due to the reason that the area was for decades ruled under very “outdated laws”.

He apprised the tribal leaders of plans to build Mohmand Dam, which he said will not only generate electricity but also irrigate barren lands.

The prime minister also said that tourism will be promoted in tribal districts, adding that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has great potential for tourism and that the industry has helped reduce poverty in the province during the last five years.

Imran Khan has once again offered an olive branch to his Indian counterpart in the “best interest of the country”.

“I’m ready to do anything for the country even I can negotiate with [Indian Prime Minister] Narendra Modi for the betterment of Pakistan,” the premier remarked.

Calling the people of Afghanistan brothers, he said US talks with the Afghan Taliban are underway and soon there will be a government in the war-torn country comprising of all stakeholders which, according to him, would establish the peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Taking a jibe at the previous governments of PPP and PML-N, PM Imran said, “Today the democracy is not facing any perils but those who plundered the nation’s wealth are under threat.”

Due to the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) in the past with the “corrupt politicians”, the country’s debt soared to Rs30,000 billion which was previously just Rs3,000 billion, said the premier, adding, “Now onward no compromise will be made on corruption and culprits will be taken to task.”

He also said the Levies and Khasadar forces, who were recently abolished from tribal districts, will be merged into the K-P police.

The government has sanctioned Rs2 billion in loans for the youth of tribal districts to start their business on easy installment and zero markup, he added.