ISLAMABAD: Knowing the rate at which rising cost of living has been climbing in the country, Head of state Imran Khan on Wednesday subsidy announced that the government would launch an innovative programme of straight aid to 30 million families– around half of the country’s populace– from June to allow them to get necessary food products.
The prime minister made the statement while resolving an event held to launch the ‘Koi Bhuka Na Soye’ (Nobody goes to sleep starving) program, under which the poor and work courses will certainly be offered free meal boxes two times a day via mobile trucks at numerous factors of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Under the program, he claimed, an idea of mobile kitchens (cooking areas on vehicles) had actually been introduced which would certainly be plied around the nation to give free meal to the needy as well as starving individuals.
” Koi Bhuka Na Soye program is the beginning of Pakistan’s makeover into a welfare state,” the prime minister said at the launching event throughout his see to an Ehsaas Langar Khana in the federal capital.
Launches ‘Koi Bhuka Na Soye’ program for bad, labourers
PM Khan said that through the subsidy program, to be carried out under the umbrella of Ehsaas, quantities would certainly be directly attributed to the accounts of poor individuals, allowing them to get basic things like wheat flour, sugar, ghee, pulses, etc
. He stated the federal government would certainly launch a similar program for farmers to help them get fertiliser and also various other farming inputs on subsidised rates.
The prime minister stated that with 70 per cent of job currently completed on the direct subsidy programme, progress on the remaining 30pc was in progress.
He valued Ehsaas and also Baitul Mal teams for the successful launch of the programme and also stated the arrangement of free meal would certainly help the inadequate, deserving, labourers and also daily-wagers save their hard-earned cash to meet the demands of their youngsters and also households.
The prime minister routed the officials concerned to particularly care for the self-esteem of bad individuals gaining from the government-sponsored facilities of Panahgahs (shelter residences), Langars (free meals) and also Kio Bhuka Na Soye. He claimed the mobile vehicles or vans bring food ought to particularly check out the areas of the poor and labourers to make sure that free meals got to the deserving individuals.
Mr Khan claimed the program was originally being released in Rawalpindi and also Islamabad to make sure that the government can discover the issues and also issues and also improve the programme prior to its extension to other cities. He stated it was his desire to extend the ‘Koi Bhuka Na Soye’ programme to the whole country and “Insha Allah we will do it”.
Mr Khan stated a great deal of philanthropists in the nation wanted to take part in such programs as well as he believed that the success of pilot project in the twin cities would certainly assist win their rely on adding to its extension across Pakistan. He likewise mentioned with satisfaction his federal government’s wellness card scheme in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and also Gilgit-Baltistan, under which each family members is qualified to clinical treatment worth Rs1 million from any kind of public or exclusive medical facility.
The head of state, throughout an instruction on the celebration, was educated that after substantial considerations on various opportunities, Pakistan Baitul Mal (PBM) had initiated a ‘Dishes on Wheels’ program to deal with the extensive needs of Panahgahs.
Unique Aide to the Head Of State on Social Security Dr Sania Nishtar stated the programme was aimed at providing sanitary packed food two times a day– lunch and dinner– to the needy individuals with live mobile kitchens in city as well as backwoods of Islamabad. The task would certainly be later scaled as much as other areas of the country.
PBM Handling Supervisor Aon Abbas stated that currently two Ehsaas food vehicles were offering free high quality cooked food at different factors in Rawalpindi and also Islamabad, including healthcare facilities, bus terminals as well as public places with utmost self-respect.
According to price quotes, each food vehicle will feed two meals to around 2,000 people daily and also will certainly target those who can not reach Panahgahs for food.
To make the program much more financially stable, the Poverty Alleviation and Social Security Department had actually comprised a ‘Contributor Coordination Team’ which will certainly work as an Ehsaas channel to involve with the private sector. Promises as well as commitments by the economic sector, international firms, benefactors, civil culture and also people will certainly be managed by the coordination team.