Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to visit Punjab’s Layyah district on Friday and launch the ‘Ehsaas Amdan Programme’, Radio Pakistan reported.
Under the Rs15 billion programme, people living below the poverty line will be given small assets to use for income generation and to lift themselves out of poverty.
These assets include goats, cows, buffaloes, poultry, bodies of Qingqi rickshaws as well as inputs for small retail outlets and small enterprises, Radio Pakistan reported.ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER AD
According to Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar the programme is being launched in 375 union councils of 23 of the poorest districts all provinces in Pakistan.
In January, the prime minister had launched the Ehsaas Kafalat Programme to give a monthly stipend of Rs2,000 “to the most deserving and poorest women across the country”.
The broader Ehsaas programme is aimed at poverty alleviation and the provision of social protection to those in need.