Hisham Inamullah Khan, KP health minister. Photo file.

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Minister for Health Dr Hisham Inamullah Khan on Thursday announced the regularization of services of contractual and project employees of health directorate of the erstwhile FATA Secretariat.

The announced was made during his visit to the FATA Secretariat now called as health secretariat of merged tribal district. He said that the KP government is taking all measures to bring merged districts at par with other districts of the country, adding that health services would be improved in the tribal districts.

On this occasion, Director Health Merged districts Dr Kalimullah Khattak, Manager Vertical Programs briefed the minister about the health projects in merged districts. Secretary Health Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr Syed Farooq Jamil also reiterated to bring improvement in health services in tribal districts on the priority basis.

Govt initiates process of hiring teachers in Tribal districts

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa elementary and secondary education department has initiated the process of appointment of teachers on vacant posts in tribal districts to overcome the shortage of teachers in schools.

Advisor to Chief Minister on Education, Ziaullah Bangash said that 2500 and more teachers will be recruited in the tribal districts, next year. “All necessary measures are being taken by the government to bring tribal districts at par with other developed areas of the country,” maintained the minister.

Talking about the process, he revealed that some advertisements to fill vacation posts have already been published in media and soon the remaining vacant posts would be advertised. KP Adviser on Education said the school teachers in the province are being equipped with the latest technology, “This is digital era and we are equipping teachers in schools with the modern and latest technology for grooming their skills.”

Bagash said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to recruit teachers, doctors and other required staff in newly merged tribal districts on a priority basis for better service delivery and to provide jobs to people of merged districts.

He said that solarization of schools, electronic boards, tablets were being provided to schools to enhance their capacity, while independent monitoring units have been extended to merged districts to improve education standard there.

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