THARPARKAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday announced a massive health package for the residents of Tharparkar under the ‘Insaf Health Card’ scheme, which is expected to benefit 112,000 families residing in the drought-stricken region.
Addressing a public gathering in Chachro, PM Imran said he chose Tharparkar for his visit as it is the least developed area of the country.
“The government is introducing the Sehat Insaf Card through which Rs720,000 will be made available per family.”
PM Imran announces Sehat Sahulat Programme
Addressing the crowd, the premier said that while in India, minorities are being subjected to exploitation and discrimination, the Pakistani government is providing all facilities to minorities communities, particularly Hindus.
“The government is working to alleviate poverty from the country,” he said and added that 100 reverse osmosis plants will also be setup in Thar to provide clean drinking water.
“The government is also working to provide electricity in Thar using solar power.”
Speaking about the unrest between Pakistan and India he said, “After becoming the prime minister, in my first conversation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we talked about rising poverty in the South Asian region and how Pakistan and India should try and resolve their issues.”
“Pakistan wants peace in the region and this is the reason why we sent the captured Indian pilot back to his country even after continued Indian aggression. India should be informed that Pakistan would give a befitting response to any future aggression.”
He added that “the government is eliminating militant hideouts in the country by implementing the National Action Plan (NAP). Pakistan will not allow any militant to be nurtured on its soil.”
Earlier at the event, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi reiterated that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) would fulfill its election promises.
He added that poverty alleviation was the government's top priority.
PM Imran vows to provide better health facilities in Tharparkar
“Pakistan stands united as a nation. We exercised restraint in response to Indian aggression and our brave forces thwarted the enemy's plans,” Qureshi said while commenting on escalating Pak-Indian hostility.
“The people of Pakistan know how to defend their motherland. Today's Pakistan is not that of 1971 but a changed Pakistan led by Prime Minister Imran Khan," said Qureshi
He also stressed that Pakistan wants peace and stability in neighbouring Afghanistan.