ISLAMABAD ( REPORTBEAT ) – Prime Minister Imran Khan announced direct subsidy to 30 million deserving families.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony of the ‘Koi Bhooka Na Soye’ program in Islamabad, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that direct subsidies would be given to 30 million deserving families.
One of the cornerstones of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government’s manifesto is to rid the country of poverty and PM Imran has tried to aggressively push initiatives for the common man.
Under the programme, mobile vans would visit different areas of major cities to feed poor and underprivileged people. Initially, it has been launched in the federal capital and would soon expand to other cities of the country.
Addressing the launching ceremony in Islamabad on Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran 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.
He said that the government is starting the programme in Islamabad at the moment but it would soon reach other cities of the country. “One day, these vans would feed people across Pakistan.”