42 percent population of KP to benefit from financial assistance: CM
PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mehmood Khan has said that 42 percent population of the province would benefit from Ehsas Program of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief Minister Ehsas Imdad Program and KP Government Zakat program.
In his tweet on Wednesday, he said that 2.2 million poor and destitute families of the province would get Rs 12,000 financial assistance each under Ehsas program of Prime Minister Imran Khan. He said the amount would be onetime relief assistance of three-month.
He further said that under Chief Minister Insaf Program Rs 6,000 financial assistance would be given to each 2.2 million deserving families as three-month assistance. Similarly, one lakh poor families would be given Rs 12,000 each as one year financial assistance under Zakat program of provincial government.
The CM directed the relevant quarters to complete payment of financial assistance to deserving people before the holy month of Ramadan and strictly ordered that no complaint should be received from any poor person with regard to receiving of payment, adding that he himself was monitoring the whole process of payment.
CM wants minimal security escort
As part of precautionary measures in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, the chief minister on Wednesday issued SoPs for official visits of his own and directed to minimize the security escort as much as possible and keep all programmes simple.
A notification issued here to all deputy commissioner by Chief Minister Secretariat, said that the CM desired to minimize his security escort to two vehicles and a jammer along with his official vehicle.
“I believe in the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. We have to keep out visits as simple as possible. I have issued SOPs for my visits to districts and give a clear message to keep my convoy as brief as possible and program as simple as possible,” the CM said.
The notification said the CM also directed the DCs of all districts that the vehicles of CM will not be accompanied by local residents, parliamentarians, officials and others and the DCs and District Police Officers (DPOs) will travel in one vehicle accompanying the CM’s escort.
The principle of social distancing will be implemented in letter and spirit during the Covid-19 pandemic and no official meals, lunches, dinners would be served during his visit to any district. - APP