VEHARI, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Industries and Production Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar distributed Ehsas Kafalat Cards amongst the deserving families in District Vehari, South Punjab on Thursday.
The minister also distributed Kisan Cards among farmers during ceremony.
While speaking at the occasion, the minister said that Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan had recently announced to increase Ehsaas Kafalat Stipend by 17% to Rs 14,000, benefiting eight million poorest families.
Khusro Bakhtyar said that the government has allocated Rs 400 billion for the provision of Sehat Cards whereby the free treatment up to Rs 1 million were being provided to each family per year under Ehsaas Health Plus program.
The federal minister further said that the government is providing cash transfers to improve access to primary and secondary education up to grade 10 for children and adolescents of poor families, especially girls, and enhancing health services and nutrition for women, adolescent girls, and poor children.
The minister said that the government had initiated Ehsas Rashan Program amounting to Rs 120 billion through which subsidized essential food items would be made available for deserving families across the Country.
Khusro Bakhtyar added that so far 60,000 Ehsas Kafalat Cards had been distributed in Vehari and program would be extended in South Punjab. He said that Ehsaas programme is aimed at alleviating poverty and extending help to the marginalized communities of the Country.