Punjab to spend Rs320b on social safety


Terming the Social Protection Programme (SPP) launched by Prime Minister Imran Khan because the “largest social security project” within the historical past of Pakistan, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday mentioned the Punjab authorities is spending Rs320 billion below the aforesaid programme.

He added that the Punjab authorities may also present medical health insurance to its residents from January 1.

It is pertinent to say that the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa authorities had supplied medical health insurance to all its residents earlier this 12 months.

The info minister added that the federal government pays as much as Rs1 million as insurance coverage for therapy via the programme.

Chaudhry highlighted that households with lower than Rs50,000 revenue may also be supplied a 30 per cent low cost on meals objects.

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“Citizens will be able to buy pulses, ghee and flour on affordable price,” Chaudhry mentioned. “Special schemes of loans and scholarships are also being given to the people.”

Later, addressing a operate on the Embassy of Saudi Arabia, the knowledge minister mentioned the human tragedy in Afghanistan was rising with every passing day.

He added that the individuals of Afghanistan have been going through the worst humanitarian disaster resulting from chilly climate.

“The OIC Foreign Ministers Conference on December 19 will focus on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan,” Chaudhry mentioned. “Pakistan was trying to form a mechanism with Saudi Arabia and other brotherly countries to help the people of the war-torn country.”

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