Govt committed to ensure assistance to poor families: Minister
PESHAWAR: Minister for Agriculture and Livestock and Fisheries Mohibullah Khan Sunday said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is going through a difficult period and in this difficult time we are all working patiently on the precautionary measures taken by the government.
This he said in a statement issued here on Sunday. He said the KP government has taken timely action to control this epidemic and the government is fully aware of its people and that is why the government has launched the Ehsaas program to ensure the assistance of the deserving by putting political affiliations aside.
He said it was Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision to ensure assistance to the poor, needy and deserving families Ehsaas Kafalat Program. The federal government, he said, was providing all-out assistance to the provinces to control spread of coronavirus pandemic.
He said Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, and all concerned ministers are visiting the affected areas by themselves and ensure availability of facilities to the people at their doorsteps and had already announced Rs 32billion Relief Package apart from the federal government.
He said the government was making efforts to ensure availability of safety gadgets and other necessary medical equipment. The entire government machinery and nation stand with medical community and would provide them all kinds of supports, he stressed.
He said, under the unprecedented relief program in the social sector, the government have been distributing some Rs 144 billion among the poor and deserving families across the country. Some 2.2 million poor families have been identified in the KP, who are getting direct facilitation from the program. Around 3,500 cash distribution points have been set up in all the 35 districts of KP where proper preventive and precautionary measures were taken. He said now Tiger Force has been involved in order to ensure relief to the door steps of the needy and poor families, which is a clear commitment of the government to serve its people. - APP