Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that the federal government was taking all possible measures to provide maximum relief to the common man as inflation hit a 21-month high in November.
“Being cognizant of the suffering of people due to inflation, we are extending subsidy to poorest of the poor people on essential commodities,” the premier said in a meeting he chaired on the Ehsaas Rashan Programme.
Imran was apprised that under the Ehsaas Ration Programme, a monthly subsidy of Rs1,000 on flour, ghee and pulses will be given to 20 million households that have a monthly income of below Rs 50,000.
He was also informed that the programme would be launched across the country on December 15. 2021. Registration of karyana stores under the programme was in progress, and more than 15,000 had been registered so far.
Furthermore, the prime minister directed the authorities to speed up the registration process to benefit the maximum number of poor households in the country.
The prime minister further directed to involve district government authorities to raise awareness among the stores and the potential beneficiaries in this regard.
The meeting was attended by SAPM on Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar, Advisor on Finance Shaukat Tarin, Chief Minister GB Khalid Khurshid, SAPM on Political Communication Dr Shehbaz Gill and other senior officers officials.
Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, Chief Minister KP Mahmood Khan, Prime Minister AJ&K Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan Niazi joined the meeting via video link.
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