Punjab govt allocates Rs 200 million for welfare of acid attack victims

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has announced the allocation of Rs 200 million for a program ‘Nai Zindagi’ lunched to the welfare of acid attack victims.

While addressing an event of the ‘Nai Zindagi’ initiative for medical and psychological rehabilitation of acid attack victims under the  Ehsaas program the chief minister said that the Punjab government has initially allocated Rs200 million.

Chief Minister Buzdar said that the program will be expanded to other districts and the state would fulfill its responsibilities towards its citizens.

He said that the feelings of the disenfranchised and underprivileged segment of the society were being hurt and their genuine demands were also being ignored in the past.

The time has come to give equal rights and to fulfill the requirements of the deprived classes in the country, he added. Citizens deprived of social protection are the responsibility of the welfare state, Usman Buzdar mentioned.

He said that more measures are being taken for the development of human resources and a waste management program is also initiated in nine districts of the province.

The government has prioritized the uplift of the unprivileged segment of society and more than 75,000 persons will be groomed for employment.

He said that the current government under the leadership of PM Imran is efficiently working for improving the health and education sectors.

The chief minister said under the Nai Zindagi programme, the victims of acid attacks will be provided medical facilities and interest-free loans.

Punjab Social Protection Authority under Punjab Ehsaas Programme has launched “Nai Zindagi” and “Punjab Human Capital Investment Project” at a cost of Rs53.25 billion.

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