PTI government to launch Pakistan’s largest welfare program on August 9



The government announced on Wednesday the launch of the Kamyab Pakistan program on August 9.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch the government’s largest welfare project, Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin said as he chaired a consultative meeting held here to finalize arrangements for launching the program.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Youth Affairs Usman Dar and senior ministry officials attended the meeting, according to a press release issued by the finance ministry.
The minister said that with the help of the program, the prime minister wanted to lift hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty.

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Shaukat Tarin said the prime minister decided in principle to boost social projects in the country.

He said the Kamyab Pakistan program will include various projects including housing, skills development and soft loans.

In addition, health cards and agricultural services would also be part of the program.
Usman Dar said on the occasion that billions of rupees were allocated under the program.

He said that under the program, people would get interest-free loans of up to Rs 0.5 million and poor farmers would also get interest-free loans to start their businesses.
The government would also provide technical education for one member of each deserving family, he added.

Last month, Federal Finance and Revenue Minister Shaukat Tarin urged German companies to invest in Pakistan in a variety of areas, including health, education, agriculture and electricity.

During a meeting with German Ambassador Bernhard Schlagheck, Tarin assured all possible support and facilitation to improve trade and economic relations between the two countries.

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He said Pakistan and Germany had enjoyed close, friendly and multidimensional relations over the years, adding that the two countries wanted to further strengthen trade and economic ties as well as people-to-people contacts.

APP with additional entry via GVS News Desk



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