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Ehsaas Program to provide facilities to vulnerable segments: PM
July 09, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan says Ehsaas Program, launched first time in the history of Pakistan, is aimed at providing possible facilitations to the poor segment of the society.  

Chairing the first meeting of Ehsas Steering Committee in Islamabad, Prime Minister Imran Khan said, under this project, vulnerable segment of the society would be uplifted and the needs of the needy people will be provided.

He said government has also decided to carry out the survey of poverty to fine real figures about poverty status in the country. He issued directions to complete the survey process as soon as possible.

Earlier, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar briefed the meeting that Ehsaas Program is the flagship program of the government to reduce inequality and lift lagging districts.

She said the program is for the extreme poor, orphans, widows, the homeless, the disabled, those who risk medical impoverishment, for the jobless, for poor farmers, for laborers, for the sick and undernourished as well as for students from low-income backgrounds.