Peshawar: Department for International Development (DFID) will spend 40 billion rupees in education sector in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
This was disclosed by a delegation of DFID which called on the Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sardar Hussain Babak at his office in Peshawar on Tuesday. Members of the delegation included; Ms. Bushra Zulfiqar Lead Advisor, Saiqa Khanwal, Programme Manager and Asghar Ali, Deputy Programme Manager, Director ESRU Riaz Bahar Akhunzada and Farid Ahmad Khattak, Deputy Director ESRU were also present on this occasion.
Appreciating the contribution of DFID and other donor agencies in developmental activities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, the Education Minister said that it was a matter of great satisfaction for his government that donor agencies were offering huge amount of funds for his province. He asked the agencies to spend such funds without involving other agencies as it resulted into wastage of more than 90 per cent of the total funds. He told members of the delegation that they should visit the projects sites and get themselves acquainted with the details. He said his government would give account of every single penny being spent in the project.
He said that those who criticized the present provincial government and levelled charges of corruption were actually the enemies of the province and they aimed at blocking the inflow of foreign funds to the province and it is a clear message to all those elements who criticized his government inappropriately that the donor agencies had confidence in policies of the present provincial government. He said the Pakhtunkhwa Province is hard hit by terrorism as well as natural disaster and its people were in need of support of the world community adding that they should come forward in hour of our trial. He said his government was grateful to donor agencies for their support and hoped that the world community would come forward and help us out in our difficulties.
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Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
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