ML-1 project, economic zones to aid poverty alleviation: Asad

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Asad Umer on Monday said that feasibility for ML-1 project has been formulated and $9 billion would be spent for the improvement of the railway system.

While speaking to a private news channel programme, he further stated that the current government is resolute to establish four economic zones covering all the provinces.

He further informed that the social protection division has been working to alleviate poverty and Rs192 billion have been allocated to fund the “Ahsas” programme. At least 190 shelter houses have been established in different parts of the country for the poor, he said.

The minister added that Rs100 billion had been allocated for “Kamyab Jawan” project to empower the youth of Pakistan.

Shedding light on the skill development programme, he informed that Rs30 billion has been allocated to confer skill education, which will benefit approximately half a million people.

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