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Ehsaas Program: PM directs to prepare comprehensive strategy for expansion


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

14th Dec, 2020. 07:46 pm
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Prime Minister Imran Khan has on Monday (today) directed to prepare a comprehensive strategy to further expand Ehsaas Program.

The Prime Minister was informed that the World Bank has doubled its assistance for Ehsaas Program which will help extend social protection to more deserving people.

He held a meeting with Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar and Country Director World Bank Najy Benhassine in Islamabad today.

The Country Director World Bank declared the Ehsaas Program a flagship program of social protection and a role model for other countries.

Najy Benhassine also appreciated the steps taken by the Prime Minister for environment protection.

He said the Prime Minister announcement of shifting to environment friendly renewable energy resources to produce electricity is a highly responsible initiative to save the region from the harmful effects of climate change.

Earlier, the World Bank had pledged to provide $19.8 million aid to Pakistan for the country’s response, recovery, and resilience in the education sector amidst the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

The project of World Bank aims at strengthening federal and provincial actions towards the education sector so a proper response can be concreted and to support the country’s short term recovery in this sector from the COVID-19 crises.

Moreover, Prime Minister Imran Khan had addressed that Country Strategy Dialogue (CSD) on Pakistan, organized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in recognition of the country’s commendable resilience to the myriad of challenges.

Detailing about the Ehsaas Programme, the premier had said that 15 million families were given cash handouts and it really saved Pakistan from the worst effects of lockdowns.

“Because the people were with us, they complied with our measures we came out of it better than any other country,” the premier said.

He further added that we saved our economy and we save people from dying from the virus.

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