On Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the Ehsaas “Koi Bhooka Na Soye” initiative in Islamabad, cooked meals will be provided under this initiative.
This initiative was specifically launched for those at risk of or experiencing hunger. This programme will go on in Islamabad and Rawalpindi at the very initial stage and later it will expand to other parts of the Country.
However, Prime Minister Imran Khan while addressing the launching ceremony said that this programme is a step towards a welfare state that aims to care for its poor and deserving people. He added that he always feel glad to see deserving people are given shelter and food with honour and dignity at various Panahgahs established across the Country.
Prime Minister Imran Khan regretted that there were many areas in Pakistan, where people go to bed hungry. “Most people [in Pakistan] are on daily wages and when they don’t get their wages, they have to sleep empty stomach,” he added.
Furthermore, the premier announced to launch a subsidy programme by June 2021. This programme will directly transfer money to the accounts of 30 million families. He also said that it will enable the poor and deserving people to procure kitchen items.
He said that many philanthropic individuals have already expressed interest in providing financial assistance to the programme.
He further added that direct subsidy will also be provided to farmers that will enable them to procure fertilizers and other agricultural inputs. “Farmers will also receive direct subsidies to pay for fertilisers. It will be a revolutionary step,”
Dr. Sania Nishtar, the Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation while briefing the Prime Minister said that the Koi Bhooka Na Soye programme is being executed with the cooperation of the Pakistan Bait-ul-Maal (PBM).