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Punjab CM Usman Buzdar inaugurates Bahimat Buzurg Programme

Punjab CM Usman Buzdar inaugurates Bahimat Buzurg Programme
November 20, 2020

Addressing the ceremony on Friday, the CM stated that a special fund has been set up with an initial amount of Rs 2 billion to assist deserving senior citizens of 65 years and above. "Under this program, needy senior citizens will be given a monthly stipend to lessen their financial difficulties," he added.

The CM emphasized that elderly women have been particularly included in this program to make them self-reliant. He termed the program a good omen, saying that he is feeling happy. "The government is inching closer to the goal of the state of Madina envisioned by PM Imran Khan. The establishment of the state of Madina is a long and arduous journey but I am convinced that we will succeed in achieving this important goal," he stressed.

The CM said that the Riasat-e-Madina would be an exemplary state fulfilling its responsibility towards every citizen. He maintained that the respect and service to elders is a social as well as collective religious obligation. "The provincial government has started Punjab Ehsas programme to fulfill the needs of deserving elders and other neglected segments of the society. Similarly, Nai Zindagi programme was launched for the rehabilitation of affectees of acid-attacks and Bahimat Buzurg is a part of Ehsas Programme," he added. "It is a unique social pension initiative under Punjab Social Protection Authority having no comparison in the past."

The CM gave away certificates to DC Bahawalnagar and ADCs of Sialkot and Khushab for showing good performance concerning the start of Bahimmat Bazurq programme.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar inaugurated Bab-e-Lahore at Thokar Niaz Beg on.

Speaking on the occasion, the CM said the welcome gate would leave a lasting impression on visitors. Thokar Niaz Beg junction has been redone and green areas are developed along the canal by adding street lights, palisade fencing and decorative lights. 'Darood Shareef' is also inscribed with steelwork on both sides of 130 feet wide and 60 feet high Bab-e-Lahore gate. It's a new identity of the provincial capital which withstood the ravages of the past rulers, he stated and announced to embellish other entry and exit points, as well.