Thursday, October 28, 2021

Amnesty International thumbs up govt’s poverty alleviation program ‘Ehsas’


Non-governmental organization focused on human rights – Amnesty International – on Thursday gave a nod to the Pakistani government for taking an “important step to help the country’s most vulnerable communities.”

In a Twitter post, the South Asia chapter of Amnesty International commended the new poverty alleviation program ‘Ehsas’ of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government which realises the “economic and social rights” of the poor.

It added: “The rights to food, housing, education and health lay the foundation upon which a dignified life may be built.”

The appreciation came a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the poverty alleviation program for the welfare of the public

Addressing the launch ceremony of ‘Ehsas’ program in Islamabad on Wednesday, PM Khan said the government is increasing its spending by Rs 80 billion in underdeveloped areas which will augment incrementally and in the next phase, it will be brought to Rs 120 billion rupees.

He said that Pakistan Bait-ul-Maal would create 10,000 homes for orphan children in four years whereas 20 new centres would be established for disabled and special persons.

In the next four years, the government would help 3.3 million people whereas Rs 33 billion have been added to the Insaf Insurance scheme, he added.


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