Gilgit - Baltistan

NADRA distributed 6.3 Crore rupees on 3200 Watan Cards in Gilgit – Baltistan: Official

PT Report

Deputy Chairman of NADRA, Mr. Tariq Malik, has said that  around 6.3 crore rupees have been distributed in different parts of Gilgit – Baltistan against 3,200 cards issued to help the impoverished and vulnerable people.

The NADRA official claimed that 90 % caseload of CDCP Phase II beneficiaries based in Haveeli, Hattian, Neelum, Mirpur, Rawalakot of AJK, Gilgit, Hunza, Skardo of Gilgit-Baltistan, Charsada, Mardan, Noshera, DI Khan, Harripur, Lower Dir, Lakki Marwat, Kohat, and Hangu of Khyber Pakhtukhwa, Mianwali, Jhang, Khushab, Bhakkar, Dera Ghazi Khan of Punjab have been covered.

He appreciated role of donor agencies and informed that second phase of the CDCP is supported by four donors, including USAID, DFID, the Government of Italy and the World Bank with a total allocation of US$ 580 million of which the Government of Pakistan is contributing US$ 100 million.

Critics accuse the government of using the Watan Card money to reward party workers.

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