ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan said on Friday that the money will be delivered to the poor people honestly under the Ehsas Kafaalat Programme.
Addressing Ehsaas Kafaalat Programme’s launching ceremony, the prime minister said Pakistan is passing through difficult situation but they take good decisions. “The money of deserving people was taken by the high rank officials during the previous tenures.
“We were looking forward to the launch of this programme because we want to bring this program for the poor people. The deserving people will get money honestly,” he added.
Imran Khan said initiatives such as the Ehsaas Kafaalat Programme were part of the effort to lay foundation for the state of Madina and a goal he has promised to achieve ever since coming into power. He said the social welfare programs of the incumbent government transform Pakistan into a country where social equality prevails.
Health cards to six million families
The premier said no society can develop where elite prospers at the expense of a sea of poor people. He also said the PTI government has so far given health cards to six million families who can now avail medical treatment of upto 720,000 rupees.
Ehsaas program to promote entrepreneurship
PM Khan said loans being given under Ehsaas program will promote entrepreneurship and small and medium enterprises of the country. He said around two hundred billion rupees have been earmarked for Ehsaas program to help uplift the weaker segments of society.
Kafaalat program will help stop theft of women money
Imran Khan said under Kafaalat program opening bank accounts of women will help stop theft of their money and also enable them to purchase essential items from Utility Stores Corporation
outlets. He also appreciated giving smart phones to program recipients that will open a whole new world for them and their families.
New programs of Ehsaas
The prime minister said new programs of Ehsaas will be coming soon, under which other social welfare measures will be given to poor people. He said stenting and malnutrition are two major issues facing the poor people.
PM hails Dr Sania Nishtar
Imran Khan hailed Special Assistant Dr Sania Nishtar on working hard and developing proper system to distribute money among the most deserving people of the country. He also distributed Kafaalat cards among the deserving women.
Pakistan progressing fast in 1950s
The premier reminisced about how the country was growing when it was in its infancy. "I keep saying this over and over [that] there’s one reason why Pakistan was progressing fast in the 1950s, there's one reason why we couldn’t reach that place.
“This land has God-given resources, the people are talented, the people do a lot but the country didn’t go ahead, it was left behind. The biggest reason is that no country can progress where there are a few rich people and a sea of poor,” he said.
Country progresses when its rich uplift poor
“A country progresses when its rich uplift the poor. China did that for its 700 million people in 30 years,” Imran Khan said.
“We will change it, that’s the meaning of Naya Pakistan, where we'll take responsibility for the lower-class group,” he said, terming the Ehsaas Kafaalat Programme
the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government's biggest accomplishment.
However, with the country moving towards a better and bright future, he said it paved way for the welfare state towards which we are going. “It will be the Pakistan of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal,” he added.