Jinnah Hospital to be constructed in Kabul

Islamabad, March 7, 2007 (Paktribune): Under Pak-Afghan Joint Economic Commission, Jinnah Hospital with the estimated cost of 1200 million dollars would be constructed in Kabul.

This was announced by Commanding Officer of National Logistic Cell, Brig Nisar Ahmed and Director of Planning Commission, Brig (retd) Anjum Saeed in joint press conference on the occasion of signing the contract here Tuesday.

They informed that the hospital would be equipped with all latest equipments and would be expanded in future, adding that the number of beds would be extended to 400 from 200 beds.

They informed that the Afghan government has reserved 25 acre land in Kabul for the construction of hospital.

They said that after the completion of Jinnah Hospital, work on Fatima Jinnah Nuclear Medicine Centre would be started. Pakistan would also construct an eye hospital having 100 beds, they added.

Brig Nisar Ahmed and Brig (retd) Anjum Saeed said that government of Pakistan has started reconstruction and rehabilitation of Afghanistan in 2001, adding that Pakistan has donated 100 buses to Afghan government.

Pakistan's government also donated 0.3 million Students Kits, 50 thousand food packets and 9600 tents.