The government is all set to launch the country’s biggest welfare ‘Kamyab Pakistan’ program on July 29, which envisages pulling around 4 million families out of poverty, Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Shaukat Tarin said Wednesday.
During a meeting with Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Youth Affairs, Usman Dar, the federal minister said that PM Imran Khan had decided to pace up the implementation of public welfare programs across the country.
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Farrukh Habib was also present in the meeting, according to a press statement issued by the Finance Ministry.
According to the statement, Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to inaugurate the program at a central function to be held at Convention Center, adding Usman Dar has been assigned responsibility to make preparations for the event.
“Kamyab Pakistan is the biggest program on the government’s public welfare agenda,” the federal minister said.
The minister said that housing projects, skill development, and soft loans would feature in the program whereas health cards and agricultural services would also be part of the program.
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Speaking on the occasion, Usman Dar said that billions of rupees have been earmarked for the program, under which the government would provide interest-free loans up to Rs 0.5 million.
In addition, under the Kamyab Kissan program, farmers would be provided interest-free loans while people would also be given loans for businesses.
In addition, the government would provide technical education to one member of each family while people would be also given the opportunity to be included in a low-cost housing scheme.
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Dar said that mechanism has also been devised to facilitate low-income people with micro-financing.