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New year’s resolution for 2021 to make Pakistan a welfare state: PM Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan announced his two new year's resolutions for 2021, universal healthcare coverage to every Pakistani citizen, and a nationwide project "Koi bhuka na Soyay" (No one will sleep hungry).

In a series of tweets on Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced two projects aimed at Pakistan’s poverty alleviation. He stated that Pakistan already is on its way to becoming a welfare state.

Khan highlighted that despite a challenging year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, his government not only managed to protect its people but also saved them from hunger. 

“2020 was a tough year for us & for people across the world because of Covid19. But by the grace of God, we fared far better than most. We not only managed to protect our ppl but also saved them from hunger. We are moving forward to making Pakistan a Welfare State,” his tweet read.

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The premier’s Ehsaas Programme provides social security to millions of vulnerable families affected by the pandemic, and his health card scheme (Sehat Shulat Program) provides free medical access to those in need.

Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that he has two new year’s resolutions for 2021. First, universal healthcare coverage to every Pakistani citizen adding that it is already available in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and will soon begin in Punjab and Gilgit-Baltistan.

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“Our Ehsaas program provides social security & our health card scheme provides the poor with proper medical access. My New Year resolution for 2021 is to complete two projects. One, universal health coverage to all our citizens. It has begun in KP & will soon in Punjab & GB,” read his tweet.

Second, he announced an ambitious nationwide project called “Koi Bhuka Na Soyay” (No one should sleep hungry). This project will function under the Ehsaas Programme. 

Khan aims to execute these two projects by the end of 2021 and hopes to bring Pakistan closer to becoming a welfare state.

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“We hope other provinces will replicate this prog. Two, we will start our most ambitious nationwide project “Koi Bhuka Na Soyay”(No one should sleep hungry in Pak)under Ehsaas prog. By the end of the yr, these 2 projects will move us closer to our goal of making Pak a welfare state,” said the premier.

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