International Boxing Event held at Qayum Stadium Peshawar

International Boxing Event held at Qayum Stadium Peshawar. Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shakeel Qadir Khan and Secretary Sports Abid Majeed attended the event. “Providing sports opportunities for youth is one of the government’s priorities, competitions will bring out new talent and boost ties with neighboring countries, ACS said”

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15th PDWP Meeting Held on 25th January 2021

A total of 24 schemes have been approved at an estimated cost of PKR 19.11 billion by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the 15th meeting of the Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP). The Additional Chief Secretary, Shakil Qadir Khan, presided over the meeting which deliberated and approved schemes pertaining to different sectors including Health, Education, Multi-Sector Development, Roads, Agriculture, Water, Multi Sectorial Development, Urban Development, Board of Revenue, Tourism & Sports.
 
The approved projects from today’s PDWP include construction and feasibility of different roads in District Abbotabad, Buner, Haripur, Swabi, Hangu and Mansehra worth PKR 1.59 Billion. Upgradation of existing 9 Nursing Schools in Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, DI Khan, Mardan, Swat and Abbotabad were also approved by the PDWP.
The accelerated development of the Merged Areas is a top priority of the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Expansion of Khyber Girls Medical College Peshawar to accommodate additional fifty students of Merged Areas was approved by the forum.
Water supply schemes in Upper Dir at a cost of PKR 152.25 Million, Construction of of Water Supply Schemes in Haripur at a cost of PKR 200 Million have also been approved by the PDWP. Under the FIP Program, Reconstruction of 11 fully damaged schools in Tribal District Bajaur at a cost of PKR 338.044 Million and Reconstruction of 27 fully damaged schools in Tribal District Mohmand at a cost of PKR 831.461 Million have also been approved by the forum.
 

Other notable projects that were approved following different rounds of discussions include Purchase of Land for Agriculture University Swat, Feasibility Study of Command Area Development of Small Dams, Hockey Turf at Nowshehra and Abbotabad, Upgradation of Sports Complex at Mohmand & Bajaur and Establishment of Resource Center & E Stamp Introduction in Board of Revenue in Newly Merged Districts.

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4th Meeting of Provincial Technical/Steering Committee for SDGs Support Unit Held in P&D Department

4th Meeting of Provincial Technical/Steering Committee for SDGs Support Unit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was held under the chairmanship of Secretary P&D Department, Mr. Amir Sultan Tareen. The Unit made a detailed presentation on the progress & achievements for 2020. The Forum was also briefed on the activities initiated under Annual Work Plan 2021 which was unanimously approved by the forum.

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ACS KP Shakeel Qadir Khan Met WFP Country Director Chris Kaye at P&D Department.

The Additional Chief Secretary, Shakeel Qadir Khan, met the World Food Programme (WFP) team led by the Country Director, Chris Kaye at the Planning and Development Department today. The meeting discussed initiatives to enhance food security, stimulate economic growth and reduce poverty in a sustainable manner in the region.

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Trans Peshawar Board of Directors Meeting Chaired by ACS KP

Old Ford wagons will now be used to promote tourism and heritage Trans Peshawar Board of Directors meeting chaired by Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shakeel Qadir Khan. The meeting was attended by CO Trans Peshawar, DC Peshawar and other board members. Trans Peshawar Board of Directors approves use of some old Ford wagons for tourism promotion instead of scrapping Wagons to be used for heritage tourism in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after renovation. Historic Ford wagons will help promote heritage tourism In this regard, a request was made to Trans Peshawar by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tourism Department. It was decided to scrap old wagons and buses after BRT buses started running. The meeting also approved a performance appraisal policy for Trans Peshawar employees and a policy on missing items and missing children while traveling.

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Highlights of 15th PDWP Meeting Held on 25th January 2021

15th PDWP meeting approved the upgradation of nursing schools in Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, DI Khan, Mardan, Swat, and Abbottabad. the project will increase the numbers of vacancies in the nursing schools and it  will boost the work force fighting against the pandemic.

Future of any region is dependent on harnessing the potential of its young bulge through education. Expansion/Upgradation of Khyber Girls Medical College to accommodate additional 50 students of Merged Districts approved.

Under the FIP Program, Reconstruction of 11 fully damaged schools in Tribal District Bajaur at a cost of PKR 338.044 Million and Reconstruction of 27 fully damaged schools in Tribal District Mohmand at a cost of PKR 831.461 Million have been approved by the PDWP.
 

Hockey Astroturf at Nowshehra and Abbotabad

Upgradation of Sports Complex at Bajaur and Mohmand

Roads sector approved schemes in 15th PDWP

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Meeting on Digitization of Essential Services for The People of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Work begins on digitizing the process of providing essential services to the citizens of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In this regard, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Shakeel Qadir Khan in the Planning and Development Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Secretary Excise, officials from IT Board and Board of Revenu, representatives of local government and chiefs of Rule of Law and Industries sections from P&D department also attended the meeting.

The meeting was given a detailed briefing by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board on digitizing essential services for the citizens. In the first phase, 17 services related to Local Government Department, Board of Revenue and Excise and Taxation Department will be digitized for the convenience of the public. The meeting was informed that the back-end data of the departments is being digitized to make the project a reality. In the first phase, necessary documents and matters will be digitized for the provision of departmental records on the system, after which the system will be launched for the citizens. PC One will soon be submitted to the Planning and Development Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for approval.
17 Services include Birth, Marriage, Death, Divorce Certificate, Water Bill, Drainage Complaint, Construction Approval, Illegal Construction Complaint, Excise File Tracking System, Vehicle Number Plates and Registration, Land Record Matters Included. The meeting was informed that work is underway on a web portal to provide all these services on a single platform which will facilitate the public. A briefing has also been given to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on the project while some services have already been digitized by various departments which will be integrated in the IT Portal’s web portal. This will be done and training will also be given to the officials of Local Government Department, Board of Revenue and Excise In addition, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) is working on an integrated system of integrated payment gateways, combining various money transfer systems, EasyPasa, Jazz Cash and banking e-payment systems, for which various banks and mobile companies Has been contacted and soon this facility will also be available for the convenience of the public.

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Meeting of Bureau of Statistics with ACS KP

Presentation to Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shakeel Qadir Khan by Bureau of Statistics KP on different set of statistical data, indicators, insights into the patterns, economic trends and projections in the province.
The findings will be used to perform trend analysis for the government to be used in making decisions and setting priorities.

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Steering Committee Meeting on Innovative Ideas

A meeting of the Project Steering Committee was held under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shakeel Qadir Khan to promote creative ideas for solving the problems facing the province.The meeting was attended by Special Secretary Health, Chief Economist P&D, DG Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Director, SDU officials including Finance Department and senior officials of P&D Department.
 
The meeting was informed that under the scheme, work on four projects with unique ideas is underway while work on 2 projects including tele-farming in agriculture and one-touch app of Rescue 1122 has been completed.
Under the scheme, the government is providing unique ideas to the youth in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa so that the youth can play their role together with the government for the development of the society.
The total cost of the project is Rs. 1 billion, which aims to promote creative ideas for solving problems in various sectors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.The KP government is monitoring and funding the innovative ideas scheme, and the Department of Planning and Development is paying special attention to it to further improve the scheme.The meeting was informed that under the project, a telemedicine project has been launched in the health department at a total cost of Rs. 9.5 crore.
 Under the scheme, 472 patients including 156 women and 316 men have been checked online in the last three months (November, December, January) in five districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – Batgram, Chitral, Karak, Nowshera and Swabi.
A telemedicine hub has been set up at Police Hospital Peshawar for the project in which doctors from different parts of the province treat patients online. Solar panels have recently been installed at the respective hospitals in Batgram, Chitral, Karak, Nowshera and Swabi for the project. And the availability of the internet is also ensured.
In addition, under the recently released advertisement under the project, the P&D department has received 75 new ideas which are being scrutinized and shortlisted, after which funds will be released for the launch of the projects.

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Telemedicine Scheme Launched in Five Districts of KP

Under P&DD Piloting Innovative Ideas, Telemedicine scheme launched in Chitral, Battagram, Swabi, Nowshehra, Karak.
Doctors sitting at Telemedicine HUB, Police Services Hospital Peshawar are counseling patients remotely, who otherwise require a regular visit to hospital.
A total of 472 patients have been examined since Nov 2020 under Telemedicine initiative.
Telemedicine is an impactful tool. It reduces the burden on hospitals by redirecting patients without in-person needs.

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