At the 21st meeting of the Provincial Development Working Party, projects worth Rs. 5 billion were approved. Approval was given in the meeting of PDWP chaired by Additional Chief Secretary Planning and Development Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr Shahab Ali Shah. On the special instructions of Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mr Mahmood Khan, schemes were approved to upgrade several hospitals in the health sector throughout the province. The meeting was attended by members of PDWP and relevant departments. The forum approved 12 projects related to C&W, health, education and social welfare for the betterment of the province.
Approved projects include upgrading Buner Tutalai RHC Hospital to Category D, the BHU of Peshawar Chamkani to Category D, and Mardan Katlang Hospital from Category D to C in the health sector and the reconstruction of Liaquat Memorial Teaching Hospital for Women and Child in Kohat. Upgradation of Mansehra District Ogi RHC to Category D and District Abbottabad Sharwan Civil Hospital to Category D and Construction of District Abbottabad Qalandarabad Bypass in the road sector, Upgradation of existing IT system of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Service Commission. And the installation of an optical fiber network, the establishment of a Bolo Helpline Center in Peshawar and the purchase of furniture and equipment for a schools to be built under the FIP.