Ehsaas Ration Program provides relief to poverty stricken families: Buzdar

Amraiz Khan

Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has termed Ehsaas Ration Program a flagship drive to provide subsidies to poverty-stricken families on essential items including flour, cooking oil and pulses.

Karyana shops would be registered in the province for this program and ministers, parliamentarians, as well as administrative officials, would be assigned to make this program a success, he mentioned.

He expressed these views while talking to Special Assistant to PM for Social Protection Sania Nishtar who called on Chief Minister on Thursday to discuss Ehsaas Ration Program.

President and CEO NBP Arif Usmani, Senior EVP (digital banking) Muhammad Humayun Sajjad, Provincial Social Welfare Minister Syed Yawar Abbas Bukhari, P&D chairman, secretaries of finance, industries and social welfare departments and others were also present.

The CM extended full support for the success of the Ehsaas Ration Program and announced to lead it in Punjab.

This initiative would provide genuine relief to the impecunious strata; he commented and Sania Nishtar expressed the desire to open one-window centres in every tehsil and thanked the CM for the assistance provided by the Punjab government.

You have already played important role in the success of the Ehsaas Program; she commented and disclosed that a targeted subsidy would be provided.

Meanwhile, on the direction of Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, Section Officer Muhammad Shafiq of the specialised healthcare & medical education department has been removed from his post and directed to report to S&GAD.

Secretary SH&ME department has issued a departmental order along with the initiation of an enquiry. This action is taken on complaints of extortion of money for ad hoc recruitments.

While laying strong emphasis on the selfless service of the people, the CM repeated that there is no room for corrupt officials in the province adding that action is taken whenever a complaint has come up.

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