KP to provide Rs29m financial aid to minorities
PESHAWAR: On the directives of Chief Minister Mehmood Khan, the provincial government has decided to provide financial assistance of Rs 29 million to the poor people of minorities.
The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Minority Affairs Wazir Zada. MPA Wilson Wazir, Secretary Auqaf, Hajj, Religious and Minority Affairs, Farrukh Sair and Deputy Secretary Ali Raza attended the meeting.
It was decided in a meeting to provide Rs 8 million to 8000 poor and deserving families of newly merged districts, while Rs 5 million will be provided to under treatment patients and Rs 5 million to orphan girls for marriage under Jahaiz grant.
Similarly, Rs 1 million would be given to 100 orphan children from the merged districts. Further, Rs 5 million would be distributed among the widows of the settled districts , Rs 2.5 million among the under treatment patients and Rs 2.4 million would be given to the needy people under marriage grant.
Wazir Zada said under Prime Minister Imran Khan's Ehsaas Program, minorities were also being provided financial assistance with utmost transparency.
He stated that under the leadership of CM Mahmood Khan, Prime Minister Imran Khan's agenda to 'eradicate poverty' was being implemented in letter and spirit. - APP