ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday launched a Rs407 billion interest-free mortgage programme to uplift Pakistan’s lower-income teams and make them much less depending on the federal government.
Based on a Radio Pakistan report, the federal government intends to disburse loans among the many youth, girls and farmers and for the development of low-income homes through the subsequent two years underneath the prime minister’s Kamyab Jawan Programme, a flagship poverty alleviation scheme.
“We now have included 4.5 million households within the Kamyab Jawan Programme,” the prime minister stated in a televised handle, addressing a ceremony at Islamabad’s Faisal Mosque. “We began from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Now, we’re introducing this programme to the entire nation.”
Khan stated Pakistani banks had supplied loans of as much as Rs55 billion to lower-income teams, which was unprecedented within the nation’s historical past.
“[The main idea behind the program is] to facilitate individuals to face on their ft and begin their companies,” Khan stated. “The federal government won’t ever have sufficient finance or sources to offer cash to such a big inhabitants.”
Khan stated his authorities would be sure that by the top of this month, each household in Punjab would have well being playing cards and have entry to medical health insurance amounting to Rs1 million.
He promised that each penny collected as tax by the federal government can be spent on the welfare of the individuals.