Ehsaas programme a step towards creation of a welfare state: Dr. Sania.

ISLAMABAD -- Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr. Sania Nishtar today (Friday) said that the Ehsaas programme was a step towards the creation of a 'welfare state', media reported.

Speaking at a dialogue with the visiting President of World Economic Forum Borge Brende in Islamabad, she said the programme is aimed at countering elitist hegemony, promoting financial inclusion and supporting the economic empowerment of women.

The World Economic Forum President, in his address said that the huge presence of youth in the population spells extensive potential for renewable energy and massive scope for skill building.

Pakistan has a great opportunity for economic growth, he added.

Earlier, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Poverty Alleviation and B.I.S.P chairperson Sania Nishtar on July 6 called the 'Ehsaas' initiative country's biggest organized program aimed towards poverty alleviation, ARY News reported.

Miss Nishtar apprised the media in a press conference that the initiative entailed 115 programs under its umbrella.

She also revealed that the program was going to represented in front of the World Health Organization (WHO) in an upcoming meeting where a briefing upon the undertaking would be given to the attendees.

She also announced that the program would become functional within a month in all the provinces of the country.

Earlier, In a policy statement on Ehsaas programme, Prime Minister Imran Khan on April 8 said that Ehsaas' poverty reduction strategy was articulated in four pillars and it currently embodied 115 policy actions, which may be expanded as the process of consultations on the program, further...

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