ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar on Friday said the funds allocated for social protection were being utilized for deserving persons.
“Last year, 100 billion rupees were fixed for social protection, while an amount of 144 billion rupees was provided under Ehsaas Emergency Cash programs,” she said while talking to a local news channel.
She 120 billion rupees were disbursed among poor families.
To a query, she said funds fixed for COVID-19 programs would also be utilized for social protection projects.
A special meeting of Federal Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan was in progress in Islamabad by Friday afternoon.
It discussed and approved the budgetary proposals for the next fiscal year. PM Imran signed the budget 2020-21 documents. The meeting could not decide about increment in salaries and pensions. The federal cabinet approved no new taxation in budget 2020-21.