KP government introduces Insaf cards for the deserving people
Chitral Times Report
PESHAWAR: Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will soon begin
issuance of Insaf cards to the poor and deserving people of the
province for providing flour and edible oil to them on subsided
This was told to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak
during a meeting held at CM Secretariat under his chairmanship.
Minister for Education Muhammad Atif Khan, Advisor to Chief
Minister on C&W Akbar Ayub, Additional Chief Secretary, Secretary
Information, Project Director Insaf cards and concerned NADRA
officials attended the meeting.
The meeting reviewed progress made so far on preparation of Insaf
cards and discussed various issues in this regard.
It was informed that a total 743 thousand deserving people from all
over the province were identified to whom the edible items would be
provided on quite lesser than market rates every month. The Project
Director Insaf Cards told that Computerized National Identity Cards
(CNIC) of 560 thousand applicants were found valid for opening
their accounts in banks and issuing Insaf cards to them. It,
however, noticed that CNICs of the other people were found expired
due to which preparation of their Insaf cards was kept pending as a
valid CNIC was required for Insaf card, he added.
The Chief Minister directed the NADRA authorities to take measures
for renewing the expired CNICs of the deserving applicants so as to
enable maximum number of the poor and deserving people to get
benefit from the scheme. He also directed the concerned authorities
to ensure distribution of Insaf cards at district level so as to
make it convenient for the applicants to collect their cards at
their door step.
He also agreed to a proposal for launching health insurance scheme
for the poor and asked the relevant authority to work out the
proposal properly and submit report for consideration.
Meanwhile, presiding over a meeting regarding affairs of education
department, Chief Minister Pervez Khattak asked Communication and
Works department to determine service charges of consultants in
accordance with prescribed rules only for restoring the old and
historic buildings of 200 schools of the province. The Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa Government had allocated an amount of 4.6 billion
rupees for rehabilitating the buildings of such schools. Chief
Minister Pervez Khattak also directed C&W to revise the scheduled
rates for C&W contracts only once a year instead of biennial basis.