Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurates Ehsaas Amdan Programme

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

21st Feb, 2020. 04:14 pm
PM Imran Khan

Prime Minister PM Imran Khan inaugurates Ehsaas Amdan Programme in Layyah.

While Addressing the ceremony, PM Imran Khan said the program is initiated to improve living standards of poor people in Pakistan.

Premier said 80,000 people will be getting interest-free loan every month. Six million families will be facilitated with health cards while 50,000 scholarships will be given to the deserving people, he continued.

PM Imran pledged to provide efficient lawyers to the poverty-stricken masses for speedy conclusion of their cases. We are also focusing on enhancing the education system in the country with advanced policies, he stated.

The premier told that 180 shelter homes have been established across the country so far.

The Ehsaas Amdan Programme of 15 billion rupees is aimed at creating respectable livelihood opportunities for those who are the most disadvantaged.

The programme involves giving away small assets to those who live below the poverty line so that they can earn their livelihood and come out of the shackles of poverty.

These assets include goats, cows, buffaloes, poultry, body of Chingchi rickshaws, and inputs for small retail outlets and small enterprises.

According to Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Dr Sania Nishter, the programme is being launched in 375 union councils of 23 poorest districts of all the four provinces of the country.

Under the Ehsaas Amdan Programme, a target has been set for providing around 200,000 assets to the deserving households including 60% women.

Earlier Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Dr Sania Nishtar said With the total budget of Rs15 billion, the Ehsaas Amdan Programme is one of several programmes under the Ehsaas umbrella.

Its objective is to create livelihood opportunities for those that are most disadvantages. The programme implementation has begun in January 2020. It is a four-year programme ending in 2023.

Dr Sania informed the media persons that the programme is commencing in 375 rural union councils in 23 of the poorest districts across the four provinces of Pakistan.

Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), which is an organisation attached to the poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division is the lead implementing agency for the Asset Transfer program and is working through implementing partner organisations that have a strong presence in the selected districts.

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