PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan presided over a cabinet meeting that decided to accelerate completion of 1,188 schemes including 388 at district level, 726 schemes in other sectors and the 246 near to completion schemes in the tribal districts that would cost Rs24 billion. The provincial government, he added, has initiated self-employment scheme with initial amount of Rs1.1 billion for the tribal youth and assured the provision of resources for the university and the strengthening of DHQs and BHUs in the newly merged districts. The standardisation of schools would cost Rs1.5 billion, 19 sports grounds would be upgraded and other six sports grounds would be constructed in tribal districts, he added. The meeting took up debate for a 14-point agenda topped by the developmental and rehabilitation activities in the newly merged districts of the erstwhile Fata and made a number of decisions.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 20th, 2019.