Friday Feb 15, 2019
PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that health insurance for tribal areas should be provided on a priority basis.
The prime minister was addressing a ceremony on the distribution of health cards to the public.
“The tribal areas lag behind in the fields of education and health,” said PM Imran.
The prime minister said that the war against terror in the tribal areas proved quite costly and this scheme of health cards can be quite a boon for the locals.
PM Imran said that he is fulfilling the promise of help for tribal people and under the health card scheme treatment up to Rs 720,000 can be given per house.
PM Imran said that when the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf came into power, the country was laden with loads. “We are still not out of this situation.”
The prime minister, while speaking on the imminent visit of Saudi crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman’s visit said that the event will help bring in investment and create employment.
On Wednesday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said a high-powered Saudi delegation including key ministers and over 20 businessmen from leading companies would hold meetings with their counterparts in Pakistan and discuss the potential of bigger investment between the two countries.
He added that a Pak-Saudi Coordination Council would be set up following the visit, whereas PM Khan would personally lead monitoring of the implementation of MoUs.