ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan launched Ehsaas Saylani Langar Scheme in Islamabad on Monday to provide free food to the needy and deserving people.
The Langar scheme is an important component of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government’s social protection program ‘Ehsaas’.
The scheme, currently being launched from the federal capital, will be gradually expanded to the entire country.
Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister said the PTI government’s steps were aimed at uplifting the lower strata of the society ultimately leading the country to a welfare state.
Appreciating the intuitive of Langar Scheme under Ehsaas Programme, he said the government would continue introducing such steps every month to improve living standard of the poor until people were fully employed.
Imran Khan said efforts were underway to build the country on the pattern of the State of Madina where people would have equal rights.
He said the current government was taking measures to narrow the gap between the rich and the poor to develop social harmony in the country.
The PM said the government was committed to spend the tax money on welfare of the poor.
On the occasion, Special Assistant for Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar said 112 Ehsaas Saylani Langars would be opened in different parts of the country.
She said people would be provided quality food at these Langars with dignity. “The prime minister has directed to ensure provision of food to the every needy in the country,” she said.
The premier also joined the needy people there in eating meal.