Ehsaas Program: PM inaugurates extension of truck and kitchens to three more cities
Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the development of ‘Ehsaas Koi Bhooka Na Soye’ inventiveness to Gujranwala, Lahore, and Multan, he directed the consultants concerned not to settle on the lower quality of food that will be distributed to the needy people.
Four food trucks that will oblige free of cost cooked meals to daily-wage recipients across the cities.
In addition to four trucks under the extension plan, the total number of such automobiles will be improved to 16.
Through the Ehsaas program, 12 trucks have been running in 5 cities comprising Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Lahore, Faisalabad, and Peshawar and the program is further being extended to seven cities including Gujranwala, Lahore, and Multan.
Each truck has a capacity to feed around 1000-1500 people on daily basis on the indicated service points, twice a day and seven days a week.
Special Assistant to PM on Social Welfare Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar and Managing Director Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal Malik Zaheer Abbas Khokhar updated the PM on the development plan of the free food service, SAPM Dr. Shahbaz Gill and Senator Faisal Javed were also in attendance.
During the conference, the PM interrogated whether there was an apparatus for the quality audit. In reply, Sania Nishtar stated that they had established some criticisms from Peshawar concerning the quality of food.
The Prime Minister constantly emphasized no compromise on the quality of food, both at trucks as well as Panagahs, because the poor who felt satisfied only for getting free food, would never criticize its quality.
He also restated PTI’s government promise to assist the poor without hurting his dignity.
The Premier further stated that such welfare programs were the reproduction of the State of Madina which had taken the accountability of their poor people.
Whereas, The PM Imran Khan was informed that by October, the “Ehsaas Koi Bhooka Na Soye” operations would be extended to all four provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan with the inclusive convoy of 40 food trucks in 29 cities that would feed 40,000 people every day and 1.46 million people yearly.
To date, 831,625 meals have been assisted across Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, and Islamabad.
The PM launched the program on March 10 2021 in order to serve free meals to deserving populations in Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Under the Ehsaas umbrella, this Programme runs through a public-private partnership whereby Pakistan Baitul Mal was accountable for the processes of the food trucks and Saylani Welfare International Trust was accountable for the delivery of meals.
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