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'First Insulin Bank to be set up in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa within one week'

Speaker, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, Asad Qaiser has said that first Insulin Bank in the province would be established within a period of one week where diabetic patients would be provided free treatment while provision of free treatment for hepatitis C patients had already been started. He was addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony of 7-kilometre long road at Musa Banda (Zaida) district Swabi on Monday. Member National Assembly (MNA) Saqibullah Khan was also present on the occasion.

The speaker also announced the upgradation of Murguz Hospital to Tehsil Headquarters and Topi Hospital to Category C and Shah Mansoor Hospital to Category A. He also announced an amount of Rs 35 million for provision of free medicines in DHQ Swabi and Rs 1.5 million to each RHC and BHU and a committee for transparent distribution of the funds.

Asad said with the co-operation of the coalition partners, the PTI government had initiated several mega projects during last nine months. He said a modern park would be established on a vast land of 400 Kanal in Swabi, which would be inaugurated in Topi soon. The project would cost Rs 100 million. He said funds for the establishment of park had already been sanctioned, adding that a Basic Health Unit (BHU) would be established in Gaar soon while the laying of separate power transmission from Turbela to Swabi was in final stage. He said that within a period of three months Swabi would be connected with Turbela.

Speaker Asad Qaiser said the construction of Swabi Bypass to Gadoon Industrial Estate would usher a new era of progress and development in the area. Similarly, he said with the establishment of Education City the people would be provided opportunities of quality education at the door steps of their houses. He said a memorandum of understanding with foreign universities had already been signed in that regard.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2014


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
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