ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved launching ‘Ghurbat Mitao Programme’ across the country aimed at eliminating poverty and put the country on the path of progress.
The PM approved the programme in a meeting with Dr. Sania Nishtar, chairperson of Benazir Income Support Programme. An amount of Rs 120 billion has been earmarked for the initiative conceived by the government.
The government’s new poverty alleviation programme will be titled ‘Ehsaas aur Kifalat’ (support and care). The preparations for inauguration of the programme have been completed, as PM will launch it at a ceremony in Islamabad tomorrow (March 27).
PM Khan said the government was now taking the first major step towards eliminating poverty.
The care for people is the utmost priority of the government,” he stated.
“We will mobilize all resources to alleviate poverty,” he added.
He remarked that experience and expertise of China would be followed to make this programme result-oriented.
In December last year, PM Imran had said poverty alleviation and uplifting the poor segments of society was top priority of the government.
Khan had said the government was preparing a comprehensive programme that would not only help cater to the basic necessities of the poor people of the country temporarily but also play a key role to bring them out of poverty clutches.
He had issued directives for a close coordination among different programmes working to cope with the poverty alleviation challenges.
In November last year, the premier had said Pakistan would like to follow the model of China in poverty alleviation and eradication of corruption.