ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday formally launched the Ehsaas “Koi Bhooka Na Soye” initiative in Islamabad.
Under the initiative, cooked meals will be provided through mobile trucks at designated delivery points to the people in need especially those at risk of or experiencing hunger.
Initially, the Ehsaas Food Trucks are being operated in Islamabad and Rawalpindi and at the later stage, the Koi Bhooka Na Soye programme will be further expanded to other parts of the Country.
Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI distributing meal among the deserving earlier today.
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While addressing the Launching Ceremony, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the programme is a step towards a welfare state, which always cares for its poor and deserving people.
The prime minister said that he always feels happy to see that deserving people are given shelter and food with honour and dignity at various Panahgahs established across the Country.
Imran Khan also announced to launch a subsidy programme by June 2021 under which money will directly be transferred to the accounts of 30 million families. He said that it will enable the poor and deserving people to procure kitchen items.
Similarly, he added that similarly direct subsidy will be provided to farmers so that they can procure fertilizers and other agricultural inputs.
Briefing the prime minister, the Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation Dr. Sania Nishtar said that the Koi Bhooka Na Soye programme is being executed with the cooperation of the Pakistan Bait-ul-Maal (PBM).
The Managing Director PBM Aon Abbas Bappi on this occasion said that that hospitals and bus stops are especially targeted so that quality meals can be served to the deserving people.