Cleanliness drive kicks-off in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Local Government Shahram Khan Tarakai today launched a special cleanliness drive in Peshawar, Radio Pakistan reported.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, the Minister said more than seven thousand workers including youth, volunteers and social media activists are participating in the drive.

He said disposing of the wastes of sacrificial animals on Eid-ul-Azha is a major task to be handled by the local government.

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He said twenty million rupees have been allocated to give reward to workers in acknowledgment of their performance.

He also appealed the people to cooperate with the workers in order to make this drive successful.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Tuesday paid visits to Civil Hospital – Jamrud and Headquarter Hospital – Landi Kotal to review health facilities being provided to the nationals, ARY News reported.

A briefing was also given to the KP chief minister during his visits. CM Khan said that he has himself visited hospitals in tribal districts to review health facilities.

He detailed that the government has initiated a recruitment process for the appointment of 400-500 doctors and technical staff, whereas, a gynecologist will be appointed in the hospitals within one week.

The chief minister added that the government will terminate services of the physicians who are unnecessarily referring patients to the private clinics.

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Moreover, CM Khan directed KP’s Healthcare Commission to review the services of private laboratories in Landi Kotal town.

Earlier on July 12, KP Health Minister Hisham Inamullah Khan had said in the provincial assembly that the government was squarely focused on the provision of better health facilities to the residents of the province.

Responding to a question he said that six million families of the province will be provided free health facilities through Sehat Insaf Card.

Speaking on a point of order, Provincial Information Minister Shaukat Yousafzai said Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project will solve traffic problems in Peshawar on a permanent basis.

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