Special Assistant to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Information and Local Government Kamran Bangash Press Briefing

Special Assistant to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Information and Local Government Kamran Bangash Press Briefing

Under the accelerated development program under the leadership of Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mehmood Khan, a significant amount of Rs 49 billion has been allocated for the financial year 2020-21 to further accelerate the development process in the tribal districts. Work on development schemes is in full swing in the country. Apart from the accelerated development program AIP, the projects approved in the annual budget for the tribal districts will continue separately.

In the year 2020-21, the largest share in the Accelerated Development Program (AIP) of Rs. 9.19 billion has been earmarked for various 65 road construction schemes.

The total is 18.8 per cent of the AIP program. Rs 9.3 billion has been earmarked for 46 projects of primary, secondary and higher education in the accelerated development program.

Rs 8.25 billion has been allocated for 30 health projects. Rs 4.72 billion has been earmarked for 16 different water management schemes in the tribal districts, which is 9.6 per cent of the total projects. Rs 3.20 billion has been allocated for 10 sports promotion projects in the amalgamated districts which constitutes 6.5% of the total. Rs.100 million has been allocated for two projects to expand the scope of Information Department to the tribal districts. Rs.2.67 billion has been allocated for 7 different development schemes in the agriculture sector in the amalgamated districts, completion of these projects. To bring agricultural prosperity to tribal districts

In these tribal districts, which have been affected by terrorism for many years, Rs 1.96 billion will now be spent on four different rehabilitation projects under the Accelerated Development Program. Rs 1 billion under the Accelerated Development Program for 10 energy projects. Rs.698 million has been allocated. Rs.1.66 billion has been allocated for 7 projects to improve law and order situation. Rs.1.3 billion will be spent for 9 different schemes of industry in the amalgamated districts. This will usher in a new era of economic prosperity in the amalgamated districts.

Rs 1.40 billion is allocated for 6 public health projects in the tribal districts and Rs 1.14 billion for 7 multi-sector development projects under the Accelerated Development Program. Rs 84 crore has been earmarked for the projects. Similarly, under the Accelerated Development Program, Rs 60 crore has been allocated for three projects of the Board of Revenue while Rs 40 crore has been allocated for five social welfare projects. 185 million for four projects, Rs. 150 million for two projects of Food Department and Rs. 100 million for one project of Forest and Wildlife Department. Two projects of law and justice, transport and mines and minerals in tribal districts Rs 27 crore has been allocated for two projects and Rs 5 crore for one science and information technology project. For the first time in history, 16 tribal members have been represented in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly through provincial elections in the merged districts.

Four women and one minority member are also representing the tribal people. The FCR has been freed from the black law and the judicial system has been extended to the tribal districts. 29,000 Khasadar Force has been integrated into the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police.

Health justice cards have been provided to 100% of the population in the tribal districts. Through which free treatment facility has been provided to every family. Torkham border has been kept open 24/7 to continue economic activities in the amalgamated districts. 1404 posts have been created in Village and Neighborhood Council under local body system. In the merged districts, 25 TMAs have been notified and 50 arm roll trucks and 600 containers have been provided to the tribal districts for cleaning and lifting of garbage. 1297 posts have been created in the health sector. 4495 posts have been created in the education sector.

The scope of Rescue 1122 has been extended to the tribal districts where 21 rescue stations are under construction while 4 stations are fully operational. Deployment will be done soon.

Under the Insaf Rozgar Scheme, interest free loans of Rs. 945 million have been provided to 4118 persons. The Khyber Pass Economic Corridor has been approved at a cost of Rs. 66 billion. Projects worth Rs. 24 billion were completed during 20 years, the details of which are given below

 Rs 1.22 billion has been spent on various rehabilitation and resettlement projects.

2 billion 891 million has been spent on primary and secondary education while 225 million has been spent on higher education. 1 billion 869 million has been spent on basic infrastructure in the tribal districts. Various water management and irrigation projects have been completed in the tribal districts at a cost of Rs 1.56 billion. Under the Accelerated Development Program, Rs 2.60 billion has been spent on various health projects in the tribal districts. Various agricultural projects have been completed in the districts merged with the cost. More than Rs. 71 million has been spent on the rule of law.Rs. 282 million was spent on youth including promotion of tourism, culture and sports. Rs. 150 million was spent on industry and business development. Rs. 659 million on various clean drinking water and drainage projects