ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for immediate measures to pass on the benefits of improved economic indicators to the common man.
He was chairing a high level meeting of his economic team during which he was apprised on improved economic indicators of the country. The prime minister expressed satisfaction over the increase in remittances from abroad and their maintenance at Rs2 billion rupees per month.
He also voiced satisfaction over the growth of large scale industry, record performance of the construction industry and increasing exports of textile sector. He said loans to the youth and the construction sector on easy terms by banks would further strengthen the economy.
The prime minister said world is appreciating Pakistan’s improving economy even at the time of coronavirus pandemic and credit of this goes to our economic team. He said Pakistan has successfully overcome the difficult challenges and now planning is being made to open new vistas of development.
Prime Minister Imran Khan launched Sehat Sahulat Program for Azad Jammu and Kashmir which will provide health insurance to 1.2 million families who can receive medical treatment from 350 health facilities across the country.
The prime minister said the government had started this project from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where the process has now been started to extend the facility to every household. In Punjab, six million families have been provided with the health cards and the provincial government there is striving to provide this facility to the entire population by the end of next year.
The prime minister said given the economic constraints, launching this universal health coverage program was a courageous decision by the government to establish a welfare state. He reaffirmed to transform Pakistan into a welfare state as per the vision of founding fathers.