JAMRUD: The distribution of Sehat Insaf Cards launched by the federal government formally kicked off in Khyber tribal district on Saturday.

A ceremony in this regard was organised at the Jirga Hall in Jamrud where Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri distributed Sehat Insaf Cards among the deserving people.

Speaking on the occasion, Noorul Haq Qadri said the distribution of Insaf Cards has been initiated in the tribal districts on the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan. He said the tribal people deserve the Insaf cards more than anyone else as they were troubled by militancy, military operations and then lived in displacement for several years. Besides that, hospitals and healthcare facilities have also been damaged in the tribal areas during the militancy.

Noorul Haq Qadri said the card holders will be entitled to medical treatment up to Rs750,000. He said 1.1 million people in the tribal districts will benefit from the health cards and they will be entitled to get treatment from 110 hospitals in the country.

The minister said the distribution of Sehat Insaf Cards in the tribal districts is the manifestation of the government’s resolve to provide healthcare facilities to the tribal people. He said all the pledges made by the PTI government will be fulfilled gradually. He said the government will make initiatives to boost the life standard of the poor people.

Noorul Haq Qadri shrugged off criticism of opposition on the plan of the government to distribute goats and hens among the poor people, saying that it is a very effective strategy to help the deserving people. He said the people should not pay heed to the critics who are making fun of the government’s initiatives for the poor.

The federal minister announced that Prime Minister Imran Khan will address a massive public gathering at Jamrud Stadium on 5 April.

Sources said 18,000 health cards have been distributed in the first phase. In Khyber tribal district, the cards have been distributed among 218,000 people.

Last month, Imran Khan launched the first phase of Sehat Insaf Cards Programme for deserving families of tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


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