PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister, Ameer Haider Khan Hoti has expressed satisfaction over people’s interest in scholarship scheme for girls in Tor Ghar and Kohistan districts and Hunarmand and Riwayati Hunarmand Rozgar schemes.

He was chairing a review meeting at his office on Tuesday. Matters pertaining to government, special initiatives for eradication of poverty, unemployment, illiteracy and diseases and its encouraging results were reviewed in detail. Participants of the meeting were administrative secretaries of finance, elementary and secondary education, higher education, agriculture, health, energy & power, science and technology, transport, culture department, MD Bank of Khyber and concerned officers. Programme of free treatment facilities to hepatitis and cancer patients, skill development in nursing sector, long term loans for industrial development, free training of youth in different sectors, Hunarmand and Riwayati Hunarmand Rozggar schemes; Scholarships for girls in Tor Ghar and Kohistan, Niway Sehar Laptop Scheme, IT parks and mechanical farming were reviewed, progress and other issues also remained under discussion and important decisions were taken.

Addressing the meeting, the CM said that special initiatives of the present government aimed at eradication of poverty, unemployment and illiteracy alongside removal of hurdles in economic development. He said that no stone would be left unturned for making these initiatives a success. The CM termed satisfactory the removal of mark up in Hunarmand Rozgar scheme and introduction of Riwayati Hunarmand Rozgar in 8 districts after success in Peshawar division. He also expressed satisfaction on scholarships for motivating girls to education in Tor Ghar and Kohistan districts. Provincial Secretary Industry Fazal Rahim Khattak apprised the meeting of decision on removing mark up on loans under Hunarmand Rozgar Schemes and said that number of applications for loans has gradually increased. He presented detailed briefing on long-term loans for industrial development and programs of free training to youth. Secretary Elementary and Secondary Education Muhammad Hamayun said that under Rokhana Pakhtunkhwa Education program 128 private schools out of 400 schools for current year have been registered. The CM stressed for ensuring quality education and monitoring.

He said that due to scholarship programme for motivating girls to education in Tor Ghar and Kohistan, the number of girl’s enrolment increased considerably and relaxation is provided alongside other facilities in connection with education for removal of deficiency of female teachers.

Meanwhile, a man on Tuesday appealed to Chief Justice, Peshawar High Court, and Inspector General to help him recover his kidnapped daughter.

Khalid Khan, son of Shamroz Khan, resident of Paharipora, appealed to Chief Justice, Peshawar High Court, and Inspector General KPK to take action for safe recovery of her daughter allegedly kidnapped by Bilal, son of Muner.

In a press statement he informed that his daughter Seena Bibi was engaged to Bilal son of Muner however, he said that Bilal kidnapped her before holding their marriage ceremony. He said that Pahari Pora police has not registered FIR against Bilal who has kidnapped his daughter without arranging her marriage.

He said that he knows that where they are living but police are not supporting him to bring both of them back to his village. He appealed to Chief justice Peshawar high court to take action against Pahari Pora Police, who not interested to register FIR against kidnaper.