ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan launched Kamyab Pakistan Programme (KPP) on Monday worth Rs1400 billion rupees aimed at uplifting and providing financial assistance to 3.7 million poor households.
Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister termed it a landmark initiative saying it will bring improvement in the living standards of the common man. PM Imran Khan noted that the program was prepared after hectic efforts and consultation process, and expressed the confidence it will move forward with success. He said a committee should also be constituted to evaluate its progress and address any hurdles.
“The system only caters to a small segment of elite class. Inequality is the basis of the downfall of any society. The flawed policies of the past left far behind the marginalised segments of our society,” he regretted.
However, he said the present government is trying to change priorities to uplift poor families. he said the government was aware of the problems faced by the downtrodden segments of the society due to price hike. He said a program is being launched under Ehsaas to provide targeted subsidy to them on essential commodities such as flour, ghee, and sugar.
PM Imran Khan said the government has tried to absorb the maximum pressure of international increase in the prices of commodities. He was confident that improvement in supply chains will reduce the prices of commodities and the benefit will be extended to the masses.
Regarding the main components of Kamyab Pakistan Program, Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin said that under Kamyab Karobar, interest-free loans up to Rs500,000 will be given to poor households. Similarly, interest-free loans will be given to the farmers under Kamyab Kissan programme.
Shaukat Tarin said the program will also enable these households to build their own houses. He said health cards will be provided beside one person from each family will be provided with technical training.
He said the loan facility will be provided to the poor households at their doorsteps. He said Kamyab Pakistan Program will be expanded to six million households. Tarin said this initiative will help the poor households stand on their own feet and bring revolution in their lives.
Special Assistant on Youth Affairs Usman Dar said Kamyab Pakistan Program is an important step towards a welfare state. He said this will strengthen the microfinance institutions and help alleviate poverty by generating immense job opportunities.