Orakzai (Agencies): Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the uplift of the tribal districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is the top priority of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.
Addressing a public meeting in Orakzai district on Friday, the prime minister expressed resolve to take special measures to uplift living standard of people in the tribal areas of the province.
The PM said that the tribal region of the country has been badly affected by the war on terror. He vowed that the internally displaced families will be fully compensated.
The prime minister said that the youth of the tribal districts will be provided interest-free loans for business.
“Tourism will be promoted and investment will be encouraged for exploration of mineral resources in the area”, he said.
“Sehat Insaf Card will be provided to every family of the tribal districts, providing each family free medical facility up to seven hundred and twenty thousand rupees”, the PM announced.
Khan said special attention will be paid on Madaris where 2.6 students are getting Islamic education. He said education of modern science will also be ensured in Madaris.
Referring to the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), the PM said chanting slogans against your country and armed forces would hurt the nation and nothing else. “PTM should not rub salt on peoples wounds,” he added.
The PM said he had always opposed sending army to the tribal areas believing that the tribesmen themselves are unpaid soldiers of the country.
PM Khan prayed for early peace in Afghanistan and said that peace in Afghanistan will help promote trade between the two countries.
Speaking about economic condition of the country, the Prime Minister said the country's debt increased from six thousand billion rupees to thirty thousand billion rupees during the last ten years. With the increase in loan of the country, he said,
Referring to the reshuffle in the federal cabinet, the PM said his only objective is betterment of the country and its people, and for the purpose, he will continue making changes in his team whenever required.
“I want to tell my ministers that it they do not perform for my country, I will change them,” he said.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated Radiation and Oncology services at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH) in Peshawar.
The PM visited sections of the hospital and inquired about the health of patients including those from Afghanistan.
He expressed satisfaction over the facilities being provided at the hospital.