PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has approved the regularisation of service of about 13,500 Lady Health Workers (LHWs), including their support staff, drivers and clerical staff who had been working on an ad hoc basis for the last several years.

Senior Vice President of Lady Health Workers Association (LHWA) Ayesha Khan confirmed that the Peshawar High Court had ordered the regularisation of the LHWs nearly 18 months ago but the decision was finally implemented now.

She said the government's order is effective from July 1, 2014 and 12,423 LHWs have been given grade 5 of PBS whereas 508 LHWs supervisors have been designated grade 7 while grade 4 has been given to 390 drivers and grade 7 to 21 account supervisors.