Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar Tuesday said that the ‘Ehsaas Rehri Ban’ project was aimed at providing a conducive business environment to poor and small pedlars.
She was speaking as a chief guest at an Awards Ceremony held under the auspices of Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad in honor of Ehsaas Rehri Ban Initiative team.
Dr. Sania said that the Prime Minister, Imran Khan had directed to take steps for bringing poor and small pedlars into the economic mainstream.
She said that ‘Ehsaas Rehri Ban’ initiative was currently in pilot phase in two sectors of Islamabad
Under the umbrella of Ehsaas, Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division, Capital Development Authority, Islamabad Capital Territory Administration, Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad and Pakistan Institute of Development Economics are jointly implementing ‘Ehsaas Rehri Ban’ Pilot project.
She said that U Bank and Apna Bank were also providing loans for modern hand carts on easy terms under this initiative. Vice Chancellor, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) Dr. Nadeem-ul-Haq was also present on the occasion.
Administrator Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad Syeda Shafaq Hashmi and Zia Banday, Focal Person also addressed the function.