I can bear loss of death, PM tells opponents
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Responding to the statement of opposition leaders, Prime Minister Imran Khan has replied that he can bear even the loss of death.
The premier has launched National Poverty Graduation Strategy under Ehsas Program to help the poor uplift their living standard on Friday.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Imran Khan he said the government will introduce new initiatives under the umbrella of Ehsas Program every month to social protection in the country.
“Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is launching various welfare projects with the view to build the country on the pattern of state of Madina,” he added.
10% reward to identifiers of Benami properties
The prime minister announced three to 10 per cent reward to those individuals who identify benami properties of Pakistani citizens. He said the amount recovered from such benami properties will be added to Ehsas Program funds.
“Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif says do so much cruelty, as much as you can bear. I can bear even the loss of my death,” he said. He said that few people get elected and take advantage of their powers.
Criticizing the former rulers, he expressed that they have been ruling over 30 years but could not even make a hospital where they could get themselves treated.
“It is the responsibility of state to give justice and rights to all the citizens including women. Sense of feeling creates a difference between an animal and human in society, he continued. He said that we are trying to uplift the lower class by initiating ‘Ghurbat Mitao Programme’ for the first time in history of Pakistan,” he asserted.
He also thanked those who contributed in the Ehsaas Programme. “We will help the youth to rise by lending them money”, he expressed. He further added that every ministry will be an integral part in reducing the poverty. “We will bring transparency in ‘Ghurbat Mitao Programme’,” he maintained.
Addressing the ceremony, Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood said the Ministry of Education and Professional Training will fully participate in the program to provide skills to the youth.
Explaining National Poverty Graduation Strategy, Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar said the strategy consists of three components, including interest-free loans, skill training and transfer of small assets such as sewing machines, livestock and agricultural equipment.
She said over 16 million people will benefit from the program while eighty thousand people will be provided interest-free loans every month.