MANDI BAHAUDDIN: A programme to improve education and healthcare was launched with the cooperation of Department of International Development, UK here on Saturday.

Addressing the launching ceremony held at District Hall and attended by district officers, teachers, heads of local NGOs and members of civil society, Team leader of Northern Area of the programme, Iqbal Bukhari, said that District Delivery Challenge Fund was designed to identify and develop innovative ideas for delivery of public service in six districts each of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces.

He explained salient points and guidelines for the programme and asked persons desiring to pilot projects under this programme to apply.–Staff Reporter

He said that applications would be assessed on merit and selected applicants would be given funds to run their projects.