For the success of programme Ehsas, partnership of provinces sought

QUETTA: For the success of government’s flagship programme Ehsaas, Special Assis­tant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar has sought the partnership of the provincial governments with the federal government by visiting provincial capitals of Balochistan and Sindh, to brief regarding the programme.

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The programme had been designed to alleviate poverty from the country.

Also, chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), Dr Nishtar held meetings with BISP officials in Quetta and Pishin. She briefed the officials to create awareness about Ehsaas among people.

During the meeting, the district representatives informed her of the problems faced by the public. She promised to solve their problems on priority.

While her visit to the provincial capitals, Dr Nishtar outlined areas where a collaboration of the provincial government was sought. She highlighted the areas of Insaf card, consolidation of online ­portals in areas of devolved subjects.

In Quetta, Dr Nishtar held a meeting with Balochistan Governor Justice (R) Amanullah Yasinzai, and is also scheduled to meet Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani on Monday.

In a press release published, Dr Nishtar also attended a session hosted by the Sindh governor in Karachi. During which she briefed Sindh cabinet members about Ehsaas and urged them to have to work together to for the welfare of the people and strengthen the federation

The meeting was attended by prominent members of the philanthropic community, from both the governmental and non-governmental sector. They were urged to work together with Ehsaas programme for the uplifting of people. By offering one window programmes like Kifa­lat, Tahafuz, National Poverty Gradua­tion Initiative, online free resources.

She further stressed on the need for provinces to implement the Governance and Integrity Policy, and partner in the implementation of Pillar I (governance) and Pillar III (human capital development) of Ehsaas.

Dr Nishtar Together with the secretary of Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division, Shaista Sohail, Dr Nishtar visited the office of Saylani Welfare Interna­tional Trust. It is a charity based on social ­welfare of the poor and ­distressed.

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