Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the officials concerned to prepare a comprehensive strategy to further expand the scope of Ehsaas Programme.
The prime minister said this was talking to his Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar in Islamabad on Monday. Country Director World Bank Najy Benhassine was also present on the occasion.
The PM was informed that the World Bank has doubled its assistance for Ehsaas Programme which will help extend social protection to more deserving people.
The World Bank country director declared the Ehsaas Programme a flagship programme of social protection and a role model for other countries.
Najy Benhassine also appreciated the steps taken by the prime minister for environmental protection. He said the PM’s announcement to shift to environment friendly renewable energy resources to produce electricity is a highly responsible initiative to save the region from the harmful effects of climate change.