PESHAWAR - The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa govt has decided to authorise Federal govt for establishing Drug

Regulatory Authority and in this connection a resolution would be passed in the Provincial Assembly

session summoned on Wednesday.

Briefing media persons regarding Cabinet meeting, Provincial Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain

said that the Cabinet meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan


The Cabinet meeting discussed the progress of various programmes which were announced by the Khyber

Pakhtunkhwa govt for students and jobless persons.  Mian Iftikhar said that the Cabinet meeting decided

to pass resolution as per the Article 144 of the Constitution to authorise Federal government for

establishing Drug Regulatory Authority and making necessary legislation in this regard.

He said that the Cabinet meeting also decided to give monthly scholarships to the top 10 position-holders

of eight boards of KPK and for this purpose Rs 73m have been allocated.

The meeting will also assess the progress of Bacha Khan Rozgar schemes and decided to continue these

programmes for three years, he said.

The Cabinet was informed that uptill now 34,186 applications have been received in which 28,892 are for

male and 4,896 for female while 400 applications have been received from special persons. 

So far Rs 1,036 million have been spent while 11,582 people have been provided business opportunity and

are getting employment opportunity, he said.

The Cabinet was also apprised regarding Hunarmand Rozgar scheme for which funds of Rs 1.3 billion have

been allocated and the scheme would be inaugurated on March 5, 2012.

He said that the approved funds for this scheme would be handed over to districts. 

Similarly Rs 500 million have been allocated for Benazir Health Support Programme while Rs 701 million

would be spent on skilled development programme, which is a five year programme, he added. 

He said that under this programme, 449 students would be awarded scholarships while 156 students would

be provided training to learn different skills.