All labourers working at the border would be registered with the Employees’ Old-age Benefits Institution (EOBI) and Workers Welfare Board so they could get all the benefits and their children could receive better health and educational facilities. This was stated by Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sajid Hussain Turi in a press release received by WealthPK. The minister advised the authorities to encourage and support local people’s engagement in cross-border trade and provide them with maximum employment opportunities.
Sajid Turi directed the authorities concerned to take all measures for the protection and welfare of labourers working for loading and offloading at the border. He informed the locals that work on Scouts Cadet College Parachinar would be started soon, which would play a great role in enhancing the literacy rate. He said that equal opportunities for both males and females should be provided. The minister said that to meet the increasing need of students seeking higher education, a part of the college would be handed over to Kohat University of Science and Technology for its campus till the construction of its separate building.
Turi said that education, health, agriculture, infrastructure development and flood relief were his top priorities and added that no stone would be left unturned in the development of Kurram to make it a model district of newly merged districts. The minister emphasized that only peace could ensure better education, health and progress in society. Therefore, it was the responsibility of local people to play their role towards peace and progress, he added.
He said that the area went through a difficult time in its history due to terrorism, and peace had been restored after countless sacrifices of the Pakistan Army, law enforcement agencies and the nation’s elders.Now the government’s full concentration was on the development of the area in all sectors, he added.
Credit : Independent News Pakistan-WealthPk