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Provision of the best facilities of medical treatment to the deserving individuals of cultural community such as poets, singers and other related people

Caretaker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Justice R Dost Muhammad Khan has assured provision of the best facilities of medical treatment to the deserving individuals of cultural community such as poets, singers and other related people and has announced endowment fund for them. He indicated to make this fund by formal law and rules and has announced to advertise it through print and electronic media so that no one can change or eliminate this step of the financial support to celebrities nor anybody interrupt in it for personal like and dislike. The concerned bank will directly transfer fund/money to the concerned hospital through a cross cheque by one window operation on the recommendations of the relevant hospital. He was addressing a function of cash financial help for the deserving candidates of cultural community at CM Secretariat Peshawar. Principal Secretary to CM Shahab Ali Shah and other relevant officers were also present on the occasion. The Caretaker Chief Minister handed over cash award to all the deserving persons of cultural community out of his personal discretionary funds. The prominent among them were Ghulam Abbass Gul Derwi, Masood Anwar Khan, Hashmat Khan, Mumtaz Ali Shah, Akmal levanay, Sakhi Dad, Younas Qiasi, Hidayatullah, Nazar Muhammad and Balqias. The CM assured to allocate sufficient amount in the provincial budget. The CM praised the services of the cultural community. He regretted that people turn faces when these artists get old or ill. He added that people forget the role of these local stars in preservation of our culture and folk songs. Later on talking to media persons he told that the members of interim cabinet has been selected purely on the basis of merit. “ merit was the sole criteria for selection of ministers in order to ensure dedicated services commanded by the constitution for transparent and fair elections “ he added. He said that select of Minister by a political party is an easy job the caretaker CM has to put the long list of qualification for the selection of ministers and we have selected capable and expert persons according to this criteria. He added that members have been selected from all areas giving representation to all areas even a member was also selected from Hazara but when he was contacted he was in America at that time and he declined being away from Pakistan. On the question of BRT, he said that completion of public interest project is the top priority of the caretaker government. He said that he will personally visit various projects and will try for early completion. Those people who work hard, will be awarded with certificates and cash awards and those who do not work will be fired. He said that he discussed the problem and complications of newly merged districts. For the said affairs a committee has been formed at federal level too and here we have made a task force at provincial level as well for smooth facilitation of the merger. He revealed that the Caretaker Prime Minister expressed satisfaction over arrangement regarding elections which he termed more satisfactory than other provinces. Dost Muhammad Khan said that he has talked to various institutions regarding security during elections and rest assured we will succeed in the whole elections process.