PM Imran to unveil poverty alleviation programme today

PM Imran to unveil poverty alleviation programme today

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan will announce poverty alleviation programme on Wednesday (today).

An amount of Rs 120 billion has been earmarked for the programme titled ‘Ehsaas aur Kifalat’ (support and care).

Dr Sania Nishtar, chairperson of Benazir Income Support Programme, will inform about the details of the programme during a ceremony at the Convention Centre.

Earlier, during a meeting with Dr Sania Nishtar, PM Imran said the government was taking the first major step towards eliminating poverty and added that the care for people is the utmost priority of the government.

According to sources, welfare projects like Pakistan Baitul Maal, Zakat and Usher and Benazir Income Support Programme would be merged into on organization.

Sources further informed that through poverty alleviation programme, financial assistance will be provided to widows, orphaned, transgender and elderly persons.