ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan presided over a meeting of Heads of Regulatory Authorities in Islamabad on Friday.
“Regulators have a pivotal role to play for the protection of rights of people,” the prime minister said in his remarks.
“The regulators have to protect public interests by ensuring effective monitoring and compliance of the legal and regulatory requirements,” he added.
The prime minister stressed upon the effective role of regulatory authorities to keep a check on cartels and mafias.
Imran Khan directed all the regulators to ensure fairness and quality of services to develop the sectors they are regulating.
Heads of all the Regulatory Authorities ensured Prime Minister Imran Khan to take effective measures for the capacity building of their relevant authorities to ensure better service delivery to the citizens.
Separately, Prime Minister Imran Khan also chaired a review meeting on ongoing public welfare, social security and poverty alleviation, and basic health projects in Punjab.
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The meeting was given a detailed briefing on Health Card and subsidized Ehsas Rashan Program.
It was informed that from January to March 2022, all the families of Punjab will be provided free medical facilities up to Rs 1 million.
The meeting was also briefed on the progress made on a subsidy provided to low-income families under the Ehsas Rashan Program and its expected positive outcomes in poverty alleviation.
The meeting was also informed about the other ongoing Ehsas programs including Ehsas Koi Bhooka Na Soey, Langarkhana, and Ehsas Panahgah.
Moreover, the meeting was apprised on Kamyab Jawan Program, Naya Pakistan Housing, and Sports Drive.
Expressing satisfaction over the plans, the prime minister directed to complete the ongoing public welfare projects in a timely manner. He said that the timely completion of welfare projects is the top priority of the government.
The prime minister said that Naya Pakistan Health Card is a unique health insurance program that is unparalleled in the world.