Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched National Poverty Graduation Strategy under Ehsas Program to help the poor uplift their living standard. Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the program in Islamabad on Friday (July 5) afternoon, he said the government will introduce new initiatives under the umbrella of Ehsas Program every month to social protection in the country.
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. Prime Minister Imran Khan says facilitating overseas Pakistanis, investors, and foreign tourists on airports, is the top priority of the government.
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