Ehsaas Ration Programme to benefit poor households: PM

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ISLAMABAD   -  Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday directed the authorities concerned to speed up the registration process for Ehsaas Ration Programme to benefit maximum number of poor households.

Chairing a meeting on Ehsaas Ration Programme, he also emphasised on involving district government authorities to raise awareness among Karyana (small local shops) stores and the potential beneficiaries in this regard. The prime minister said, “The government is taking all possible measures to provide maximum relief to a common man.” “Being cognizant of sufferings of people due to inflation, we are extending subsidy to poorest of the poor people on essential commodities,” he added.

Earlier, the prime minister was apprised that under Ehsaas Ration Programme, a monthly subsidy of Rs. 1,000 on flour, ghee and pulses would be given to 20 million households of the country that have their monthly income below Rs. 50,000.

The prime minister was briefed that the programme would be launched across the country on December 15.  2021. The registration of Karyana stores under the programme is in progress, and more than 15000 Karyana stores have been registered so far.

The meeting was attended by Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar, Adviser on Finance Shaukat Fayyaz Tarin, Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Khalid Khurshid, Special Assistant on Political Communication Dr Shehbaz Gill and senior officers concerned.

Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, Chief Minister Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan, Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan Niazi joined the meeting via video-link.

Effective media strategy

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday directed formulation of an effective media communication strategy to highlight various government initiatives for the welfare of the people.

The prime minister stated this in a meeting with Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, the PM Office said.

Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab for Information Hassan Khawar and Special Assistant to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Information Barrister Saif Ali also attended the meeting.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Thursday that learning from the history is important to avoid repeating the same mistakes.

“Those who don’t learn from history are condemned to repeating the same mistakes,” he wrote on twitter.

Imran Khan also shared a quote of Baruch Spinoza, the 17th century’s Dutch philosopher of Portuguese origin as saying that “If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past”.

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