PM Imran chairs federal cabinet meeting

PM Imran chairs federal cabinet meeting

Islamabad (Staff Report): Prime Minister Imran Khan is chairing a session of the federal cabinet in Islamabad.

According to sources, PM’s Adviser on Finance Abdul Hafeez Sheikh will brief the meeting on the budget framework for 2019-20 and salient features of the budget.

The law and order situation in the country will also be discussed, they added.

Meanwhile, PM will launch Ehsaas Qarz-i-Hasna Scheme and Asset Transfer Scheme next month under the umbrella of "Ehsaas" Programme.

Under the Ehsaas Qarz-i-Hasna Scheme, over 80,000 loans would be disbursed each month among youth and women enabling them to undertake their own business ventures.

Appreciating the efficacy of the existing program, the Prime Minister approved injection of an additional amount of 05 billion rupees to existing fund so that program is launched in collaboration of existing partners of Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund.

The decision was taken during a briefing by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Safety Nets and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar on the status of implementation of the Ehsaas programme.

Ehsaas is an inter-sectoral program to be implemented by 26 federal agencies, four provinces and special areas.