LANDI KOTAL: The Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri on Saturday warned opportunists from using Namoos-e-Risalat Law for political gains.
He said that religious and secular political opportunists try to use the law to their own advantage, but people were wise enough to fall prey to their mischief.
The federal minister said: “Some political forces use Namoos-e-Risalat Law to try to get political advantage against their opponents, we knew these religious parties and also some so-called secular parties who use the law to cash opportunity and we knew their tactics well.”
Speaking at the launch of Senhat Insaf Card in Khyber tribal district has said that federal government is serious in eliminating the 70 years deprivation of the tribal masses and through merger and extension of the country law and acts to the tribal were part of it.
Qadri said that with the merger the resident of seven districts would be getting every facilities which available to the settled district of the country.
He said that Prime Minister Imran has asked all the federal and provincial government departments to provide facilities to the tribal people at par with those of settled districts.
Qadri said that 1.1 million families in seven tribal districts would get the Seht Insaf Cards in the coming months.
“Through this card, people of tribal would be able to get treatment for their patients at 110 hospitals across the country with a limit of Rs700,000,” Qadri said.
He also criticised the PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and added that through such political gimmicks he would succeed in gaining political weight through such way, he isn’t Bhutto, nor it would render results.
Meanwhile in another function in the tribal district, Noor Haq Qadri appreciated the efforts of the Insaf Students Federation and added that student’s wing of any party play the role of the backbone in the political party and promised that through new program, they would be more empowered.
It is worth mentioning here that the federal ministry of health has signed a contract with State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan for implementation of the Sehat Sahulat Programme (SSP) in all districts of Pakistan.
Through this initiative, poor families will get free health insurance to secure indoor healthcare services worth Rs720,000 from empanelled hospitals. The programme will provide Sehat Insaf Cards to 15 million families in Punjab, Balochistan, Sindh, AJK, GB and old districts of FATA through a transparent and computerized mechanism.
Services available from the Sehat Insaf Card include open heart surgeries, insertion of stents, management of cancer, neurosurgical procures, burn management, accident management, dialysis, intensive care management, deliveries, C-section and other medical and surgical procedures. The programme will also provide transportation costs of Rs1,000 to its beneficiaries on their discharge from hospital. An estimated 15 million Pakistani families below the poverty line will benefit from this scheme.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 31st, 2019.