Pakistan’s current gains in the direction of ending polio come controversialImran ensures MQM leaders of taking stakeholders right into confidence over next Karachi demographicsApp created to provide subsidised products to the much less privileged
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has requested Expense and Melinda Gates Structure’s (BMGF) co-chairman Bill Gates for economic assistance for the people of war-torn Afghanistan.
” Majority of the population in Afghanistan is living below the poverty line as well as in alarming demand of monetary aid,” the prime minister told Mr Gates throughout phone conversation on Wednesday.
According to the PM Office (PMO), the prime minister asked for Mr Gates to consider providing humanitarian support to the Afghan people.
Both the head of state and also Mr Gates revealed issue over health dilemma in Afghanistan, the only nation besides Pakistan that is polio native. Both sides emphasized significance of resumption of polio campaigns in Afghanistan and also actions to protect Pakistan’s current gains towards ending polio.
While going over Pakistan’s ongoing progress versus polio obliteration, Head of state Khan stated only one situation of wild poliovirus (WPV) was recorded in the nation this year. He appreciated the support provided by BMGF hereof and also claimed the government was dedicated to make Pakistan polio-free.
Mr Gates commended the premier for the development and promised his structure’s continued support to the Pakistan polio programme for ensuring that no youngster was at danger of paralysis because of poliovirus. He also kept in mind the favorable effect of the premier’s management in assembling a meeting with replacement commissioners in high-risk polio districts in August.
Besides, Mr Gates congratulated Mr Khan for Pakistan’s Covid-19 injection rollout and observed the government-led programs including Ehsaas was making impressive progression in decreasing stunting, and the digitization of the National Savings Program through Karandaaz.
He supplied proceeded collaboration via the Gates Foundation to improve the health as well as wellness of Pakistanis.
Mr Khan thanked Mr Gates for his foundation’s beneficial collaboration with Pakistan.
The head of state in a meeting with a delegation of Muttahida Qaumi Motion (MQM) leaders assured them that all stakeholders would be taken into confidence for following census and described that all institutions in his federal government were independent.
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Preacher for Information Technology Syed Ameen-ul-Haq, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui and Senator Faisal Sabzwari reviewed issues associated with census and continuous federal government jobs in Sindh. Preacher for Planning Asad Umar was likewise present.
The delegation emphasised that the federal government with the assistance of its allies was playing an efficient function in growth of Sindh, especially in Karachi.
The MQM leaders valued Mr Khan for federal government jobs for renovation of public transport and also infrastructure in Karachi.
The head of state attracted their interest to the problem of digital voting machines and also stated their use would bring transparency in the selecting procedure. “There is a need to produce awareness concerning the favorable effects of electronic voting machines on selecting procedure in Pakistan,” he added.
Special Aide to the PM on Poverty Reduction Dr Sania Nishtar in a meeting with the head of state apprised him of stipulation of targeted subsidies to qualified households under the umbrella of Ehsaas program.
Money Preacher Shaukat Fayaz Tarin, Support Minister Pervaiz Khattak, Info Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Special Assistant to the PM Dr Shehbaz Gill, State Financial Institution Guv Dr Raza Baqir, National Bank of Pakistan President Arif Usmani and also senior police officers likewise participated in the meeting.
At the conference, the premier was apprised that Ehsaas program had established a mobile application in collaboration with National Bank of Pakistan, which would be made use of by suppliers to supply subsidised things to qualified Ehsaas beneficiaries. The individuals in the meeting were notified that due treatment had actually been required to eliminate chances of misuse of targeted subsidies under the Ehsaas program.
On the occasion, Mr Khan said the government was aware of the troubles being encountered by the much less fortunate due to rising cost of living. He was priced estimate as claiming targeted aids for this function should be given to them. He claimed Kamyab Pakistan, health insurance cards as well as Ehsaas were the front runner plans of the federal government focused on destitution alleviation and social uplift of the reduced sectors of culture. He claimed an extensive recognition programme be released to notify the masses about exactly how they could make use targeted aids.
Individually, Water and Power Growth Authority (Wapda) Chairman retired Lt-Gen Muzammil Hussain apprised the head of state of progress in framework as well as other work with major dams.
Briefing on major dams to the prime minister has come to be a regular monthly attribute.