Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday announced to spend Rs100 billion annually on the development of tribal areas and also said to give Sehat Insaf Insurance Card with Rs720,000 credit value to every family of Waziristan.
Addressing a gathering at the Spinkai Raghzai area of South Waziristan, PM announced to build 100 kilometers long roads to connect the highways of the tribal areas while also announcing to build two degree colleges and sports complexes for boys and girls of Waziristan.
PM vowed to give loans to the youth of tribal areas for business through Insaf Rozgar scheme and said he will provide tribal residents everything they had not provided yet due to which they have been left behind.
PM said, “I want to resolve issues of our tribal people. I understand your problems. The tribal people have always rendered sacrifices for Pakistan.” He said small dams will be built to resolve water problems of the tribal areas while also promised to build solar panels to generate electricity for the areas as well.
PM vowed to bring underdeveloped areas of Pakistan at par with other developed areas. PM assured tribal residents of providing better health and education facilities while also fixing a special job quota for the tribal youth.
Speaking another gathering at Wanna, PM said he has written a book on the living standards and traditions of tribal areas while noting that his mother hailed from Waziristan.
PM said past rulers were unaware of the problems of tribal residents and he always has been voice of tribal residents in parliament.
PM said he understands the hardships tribal residents faced during the war and vowed to resolve all the issues of the area and get them justice.
PM, taking a jibe at the opposition parties, referred to the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as “Miss” and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman as 12th player of national politics’ cricket team.
Earlier, PM visited Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber and Orakzai districts and announced development packages for those areas as well.