RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the Scope of Ehsaas Program will be further expanded to meet the basic necessities of the deserving families.
While addressing a ceremony held in connection with the Second Phase of Ehsaas Kafalat Program at Kallar Syedan Tehsil of Rawalpindi District on Wednesday, the prime minister assured to fully support and provide social protection to the poor segments of the society.
Imran Khan said that seven million families will benefit from the Second Phase of the Ehsaas Kafalat Program. He said that the disbursements will be made in the most transparent manner without any favoritism or political basis.
The prime minister said the poor families will also be provided with Health Insurance Cards under which they will be able to get medical treatment worth Rs 750,000 per annum. He said that apart from the cash assistance, the poor families will also be provided with assistance so that they could start their own businesses.
In addition, he said the students of deserving families are also being provided with scholarships including at the level of undergraduates so that they could also excel in their life.
Imran Khan said that another program has also been started with the cooperation of an NGO to help the poor families build their own houses. He said that the Naya Pakistan Housing Program will also provide shelter to the shelterless people.
Earlier, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation Dr. Sania Nishtar briefed the prime minister about Ehsaas Kafalat Program.
Dr. Sania Nishtar said that seven million deserving families will become part of it by June this year. Under this program, cash assistance of Rs 12,000 will be given to each deserving family for six months.
The Special Assistant said that nondeserving families have been removed from the Ehsaas Program.
Narrating their stories of pain and agony, the beneficiaries of the Ehsaas Kafalat Program thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan for extending assistance to the poor families.