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Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak was called in by a delegation of international NGO Global Learning Trust at Chief Minister House Peshawar

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak was called in by a delegation of international NGO Global Learning Trust at Chief Minister House Peshawar and assured provision of the donation of Rs. 19 billion for overcoming the missing facilities in all schools and hospitals by this year as well as a total of Rs. 50 billion for deficiencies in various social sectors to improve service delivery of the institutions in the province. the Chief Minister also chaired a meeting to review the needs of concerned departments in this regard that besides representatives of the Trust was attended by Provincial Education Minister Muhammad Atif Khan, Minister Excise Mian Jamshaiduddin Kakakhel, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Muhammad Israr Khan, administrative secretaries and planning officers of Elementary & Secondary Education, Finance, Higher Education, Health, Excise & Taxation and Social Welfare departments who presented detailed estimates and public needs of various departments including health and education. The delegation led by Vice Chairman of Trust Qaiser Zaman assured that the funds would be made available and transferred to provincial kitty soon after approval of the estimates from donors’ forum in UK that included medical equipment for health institutions of the province including three major hospitals of Peshawar costing Rs. 14 billion and construction of eight to nine thousand additional rooms in primary to higher secondary schools costing Rs. 5 billion to cater the needs by end of this year. He further assured that the donations amount would reach to Rs. 50 billion by February next year to remove deficiencies of other social sector departments and thus cater needs of the public to the maximum extent. It may be recalled that President of the Trust and UNO Ambassador Dr. Rubina Haider Ali called on the Chief Minister Pervez Khattak some time back and had offered welfare services of her Trust in the province wherein the Chief Minister invited the Trust who visit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and see the needs of the province and the people. He however lauded the welfare activities of the Trust in rest of the country including Balochistan and hoped that such welfare contributions would also be extended to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that was worst affected by terrorism and natural calamities. Pervez Khattak while talking to the delegation said that his government believed in exploiting its available resources for durable development of the province rather than relying on help from the outside or begging the foreign aid or loans. He said that his government preferred overall national interest and not to accept conditionalities of donors and NGOs for development and welfare. He said we are pursuing our own developmental strategies to fulfill the desires and needs of the people and the results were also encouraging as the people were benefited of its fruits. He however made clear that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government would welcome the national and international NGOs that come forward for development and welfare of this province and its people. He thanked the offer of the Trust for catering the basic needs of the province in health and education sectors. He said it was a test case for the Trust and mutual confidence and goodwill would flourish by leaps and bounds if the Trust ensured availability of Rs. 19 billion for both the sectors by December this year as promised. He said that it was also good omen that the Trust has so far spent Rs. 40 billion on providing facilities to the people in health, education, agriculture, solar energy and other sectors in the backward province Balochistan wherein fruitful results were yield it while the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government also pinned such result oriented welfare expectations from the Trust so that our institutions were strengthened enough to perform the service delivery in befitting manner and the province march ahead on road to progress and prosperity. =========