‘Zamung Kor’ project to be opened on Nov 25: CM

PTI chief calls for transparency in implementation of project

Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Wednesday announced to inaugurate the provincial government’s proposed project “Zamung Kor” for the welfare and prosperity of the street children on November 25.

He said that Rs157 million grants in aid had already been released for the project and the government would arrange land for it.

The chief minister directed the authorities to frame rules and regulations for immediate completion of the project.

He was presiding over a meeting at Chief Minister’s House to review progress on “Zamung Kor”. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan also attended the meeting.

The chief minister said that the basic purpose of the project was to impart better education and training to street children. “The establishment of a prosperous society is a challenge for us,” he added.

He said street children were also a part of the society and they had equal rights. He said the government would have to play their role for the welfare and prosperity of the street children.

Pervez Khattak said the government would chalk out a plan to provide better education to the street children, who were ignored in the past.

“The street children would be made useful citizens by providing them good education,” he maintained.

The chief minister directed the officials to construct sports ground so that the street children could also take part in sports activities. He also called for making security arrangements for street children.

Pervez Khattak said the government would not compromise on the quality of education and other facilities being provided to the street children. Talking to reporters after the meeting, Imran Khan said it was the collective responsibility of society to work for the welfare of the oppressed and down-trodden people. He said that street children had also the same rights and the provincial government would spare no effort to provide them facilities so that they could be made useful citizens.

The PTI chief called for ensuring transparency in the implementation of the project. “The donors would play their role when they are sure about the transparency of the projects,” he stressed.

He said the donors would lose confidence if they felt there was no transparency.

Citing example of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, Imran Khan said that the entire world had witnessed its quality and transparency.

Imran Khan said that street children were hard working because they were passing through difficulties in life. He said it was need of the hour to concentrate on improving natural capabilities of street children.