Peshawar – Special Assistant to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Information & Higher Education Kamran Bangash on Monday said Chief Minister Mahmood Khan would soon announce a historic Ramadan package for the people of the province. He said the Chief Minister also directed the provincial ministers to visit bazaars in their respective districts during Ramadan to control hoarding and profiteering.
Speaking at the post-cabinet media briefing, Kamran Bangash said that provincial cabinet meeting was held here on Monday under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister. The meeting was attended by provincial ministers, advisors, special assistants to Chief Minister, chief secretary, additional chief secretary and administrative secretaries.
Kamran Bangash said that the Chief Minister directed the cabinet members to prepare e-transfer policy within a week to ensure quick disposal as well as transparency in the postings/transfers. The Chief Minister also directed the Ministers to convene a monthly review meeting of their departments to ensure early completion of the development projects initiated for the welfare of the people.
The Chief Minister directed to ensure availability of first aid in the health sector in remote areas of the province by making the inactive civil dispensaries functional and also ensure availability of required staff. He also directed the secretaries of the departments to ensure strict implementation of the directives issued by the Chief Minister’s Office for the welfare of the masses.
The Chief Minister also directed the Health Department to include liver transplant, bone marrow treatment and blood transfusion in the Sehat Card Plus to ensure free treatment.
Kamran Bangash said that the cabinet had decided to provide a subsidy of Rs20.8 billion on wheat to ensure provision of atta to the people on government’s subsidised rates during Ramadan.
The cabinet also approved the procedure for providing 1320 residential flats on 150 kanals of land to the poor under Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The price of each flat had been fixed at Rs22 lac.
The beneficiaries, he said, would be those whose monthly income did not exceed Rs40,000 and were permanent residents of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. One flat would be 780 square feet and the deserving people would get it through draw. The cabinet also approved to provide compensation of Rs1 million each to the families of 7 persons martyred in Hazara Division during the ANP regime.
The cabinet also approved outsourcing of Regional Blood Transfusion Centres to ensure safe transfusion. Outsourcing will be implemented by the Healthcare Foundation.
The cabinet also approved establishment of ‘Jawan Markaz’ at the district level in the province, which would provide IT base training, indoor sports facilities and create employment opportunities for the youth.
The first project of Jawan Markaz in district Mardan is ready while in the second phase Peshawar Jawan Markaz will also be established. Under “Ehsass and Poverty Alleviation Programme” four vehicles have also been provided to Bait-ul-Maal.
The programme will start from April 11 2021 during Ramadan. The cabinet also approved establishment of a Skill Development Company. Private members of its board of directors include Maleeha Bangash, Iqbal Wazir, Affan Aziz and Shafiq.
The provincial cabinet also approved necessary amendments to the MTI appellate tribunal rules. The cabinet also approved setting up of primary care and management committees in hospitals, rural health centres and BHUs to improve health facilities and monitor them effectively. The cabinet also approved reconstitution of the board of directors of KP-EZDMC.