KP made special allocations for protecting minorities rights
PESHAWAR—The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has made special allocations for safeguarding and protecting rights of minorities, promotion of religious harmony and raising the living standard of masses belonging to minorities.
An allocation of Rs.90 million has been made for the renovation and beautification of temples, churches and gurdwaras.
Similarly, stipends, Textbooks and free uniform will also be provided to student of minority community said a hand out issued on Sunday. Apart from that sufficient funds have been set-aside to complete the ongoing projects initiated for the welfare of minorities in the financial year 2015-16.
These include special packages for financial assistance “Jahez Fund” and health cover of minorities, construction of residential colonies, worship places, protection walls around Minorities graveyards, special package for “Kalash community” free Text Books, Uniform, foolproof Security arrangements for worship placesÂ of minorities, special project for construction of Hindu Temple in district Karak etc.
Likewise skill enhancement scheme was initiated to provide free skill training to the minority youth at a cost of Rs. 9.855 million. More than 300 male/female candidates were imparted free skill training in the trade of beautification, tailoring, computer, mobile, electrician, Air conditioning and plumbing.
Rs.700 were also given to the participants as a toolkit charges. Another significant project was scholarship for minority students from intermediate level to Mater Professional education level costing Rs. 4.03 million.
Under the program, 134 scholarships awarded ranging from Rs.20,000 to Rs.55,000 per student in various level/disciplines. Basic objective behind the scheme was to enable the students to get higher education and play their due role in the development of their community and the country.