PESHAWAR, May 1: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has started Tameer-e-School programme (construction of schools programme) and asked the affluent people to extend financial assistance to the campaign.

Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan inaugurated the programme at a primary school in Dauranpur area of Nowshera district. Besides others, Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and Provincial Minister of Education Atif Khan and others were also present on the occasion.

A PTI leader, Jehangir Tareen, donated 2.5 million rupees to construct two rooms at primary school for girls where the ceremony was held.

Assistant President of the United Bank Limited, Syed Javed, also offered a cheque worth 2.5 million rupees for the campaign.

The chief minister said there was shortage of rooms, toilets and drinking water in 13,000 schools of the province. “We have asked local people to donate for the welfare cause, instead of relying on foreign aid,” he added.

The donation would be utilised for construction purposes at the schools. A party leader said the programme authorities have started receiving donation  through a website which has been launched recently. He said the website also has a list of the facilities required at schools in various areas of the province.