ISLAMABAD: With an aim to alleviate poverty, Prime Minister Imran Khan is all set to launch ‘Ghurbat Mitao Programme’ across the country today.
The prime minister will launch the programme at a ceremony in Islamabad. The initiative was approved by the premier in a meeting with Dr. Sania Nishtar, chairperson of Benazir Income Support Programme.
Under the programme, an amount of Rs 120 billion has been earmarked to alleviate poverty.
In a statement, PM Khan had earlier said the government was now taking the first major step towards eliminating poverty. “The care for people is the utmost priority of the government,” he stated.
“We will mobilise all resources to alleviate poverty.”
He said that experience and expertise of China would be followed to make this programme result-oriented.
In December last year, PM Imran had said poverty alleviation and uplifting the poor segments of society was top priority of the government.
Khan had said the government was preparing a comprehensive programme that would not only help cater to the basic necessities of the poor people of the country temporarily but also play a key role to bring them out of poverty clutches.
He had issued directives for a close coordination among different programmes working to cope with the poverty alleviation challenges.