PM Imran pledges Rs100 billion to be spent in tribal areas

PM Imran pledges Rs100 billion to be spent in tribal areas
Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday announced that a record development budget of Rs100 billion will be spent every year in tribal areas.

Addressing a gathering of tribal elders in Spinkai Ragzai, South Waziristan, the prime minister said, "I want to resolve issues of our tribal people. I understand your problems. The tribal people have always rendered sacrifices for Pakistan".

The premier announced that health cards will be distributed across the tribal areas whereby every family will be allowed to spend Rs720,000on their treatment.

He added small dams will be constructed to meet the water demand of the locals.

Solar panels will also be installed in far-flung areas to generate electricity, he added.

The country's underdeveloped areas will be brought at par with the other areas, the premier further vowed.

The prime minister further assured that health and education facilities will be enhanced in tribal areas and special quota will also be fixed in jobs for tribal youth.

Prime Minister Imran earlier visited Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber and Orakzai districts where he announced several development projects for the welfare of tribal people.