Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the Ehsaas Riyayat Ration Scheme on Monday, which will provide a 30 percent monthly subsidy on daily necessities to 20 million households.
Flour, cooking oil, ghee, and pulses prices will be significantly reduced under the targeted subsidy for the poor and middle class.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that helping the poor was the best aspect of humanity and that it was in accordance with Almighty’s commandments and Prophet Muhammad’s teachings (Peace be upon Him).
He was pleased that Ehsaas’ socio-welfare program, which was recognized internationally, provided financial assistance to deserving people during the pandemic.
PM Imran Khan stated that needy women received 98 percent of the financial assistance provided under the Ehsaas program.
He claimed that the country could not prosper unless resources were allocated to women’s empowerment, particularly in the areas of education and health.
The prime minister urged citizens to pay their taxes, promising that all funds would be used for their welfare and development.
He claimed that despite the rise in global oil prices, the rate of commodities in Pakistan was still lower than the rest of the world.
He mentioned that the government recently announced a significant subsidy on gasoline and diesel for consumer relief.
The government’s national health insurance program, according to Imran Khan, is a major step toward facilitating the common good.
Senator Sania Nishtar, the PM’s Special Assistant on Social Welfare, said the Ehsaas program had completed three successful years in accordance with the principles of transparency.
She also stated that the distribution of Rs 71 billion in cash assistance would begin under the Ehsaas Kafalat scheme.
During the pandemic, Dr. Nishtar said, the Ehsaas program continued without interruption to provide financial assistance to deserving members of society.