Peshawar: According to news reports, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched his centrepiece mega-welfare project, the Naya Pakistan Card programme, on Wednesday (December 08). The project will now function as an umbrella programme, encompassing a wide range of health, education, food, and agriculture initiatives.
The PM also claimed that the government would soon start the Kamyab Pakistan plan, which will give approximately 2 million families with a low-interest home credit of up to PKR 2.7 million and an interest-free loan of up to PKR 400,000.
Under the idea, 6.3 million students across the country will get scholarships. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has already formed a surveillance unit for this purpose. Similarly, as part of COVID-19’s food security plan, the Ehsaas Ration programme will be covered by the Naya Pakistan Card.
The scheme will provide a subsidy on consumable basic products to those with a monthly income of less than PKR 50,000.
In addition, the premier announced that the government plans to expand similar programs to more provinces in the next three months. He also announced the construction of ten dams in the province to ensure future water security.