PM Imran Khan to hold important meetings in Balochistan

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

13th Nov, 2020. 09:45 am

Prime Minister Imran Khan will be visiting Balochistan today (Friday).

According to the details, during the visit, Imran Khan will hold important meetings with Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan, governor, provincial ministers, high officials and other noted personalities.

Federal Minister for Postal Services and Communications Murad Saeed and Information Minister Shibli Faraz will be accompanied by the prime minister during the visit.

Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal termed the prime minister’s forthcoming visit ‘historical’.

Imran Khan during his visit to Balochistan on Friday would also be briefed about the nationwide roll-out of Ehsaas’ Taleemi-wazaef for primary school going children under Waseela-e-Taleem programme.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar said that prime minister would join the children and their parents to witness new enrollments of deserving children in Waseela-e-Taleem.

Following a briefing on the recent deep-rooted reforms introduced in the Waseela-e-Taleem under the umbrella of Ehsaas, Prime Minister would oversee details of a girl child being entered in the end-to-end digital system.

At the site, he would also witness the payment being made to the child’s mother, she said.

Explaining the background, Dr Nishtar said Pakistan had been running an Education Conditional Cash Transfer for primary school-going children called Waseela-e-Taleem since 2012 in selected districts.

However, she said, now this programme was being expanded nationwide, representing a major quantum change.

She said the programme encountered a number of challenges namely high administrative cost, weak compliance monitoring system, low stipend amount and high error and fraud due to a paper-based approach.

However, a comprehensive and deep-rooted reform was designed and deployed over the last year and a half, as a result of which far-reaching changes had been made in the programme.

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