Lahore, October 26, 2022 (PPI-OT):Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has said that the government was striving to provide relief and facilities to the people to bring ease in their lives. He was talking to the PTI delegation which called on him at his office. The delegation included Sharjeel Younis, Malik Mahboob Elahi, Haji Malik Muhammad Rafiq, Ch. Zulfiqar and Zain Ejaz who appreciated the welfare-oriented steps of CM Parvez Elahi.
The CM termed Punjab Ehsaas Ration Discount Program a flagship initiative of chairman PTI Imran Khan and noted that 40 percent cheaper items are provided to eight million deserving families. The beneficiaries can purchase pulses, ghee, oil and flour from registered grocery stores at 40 percent lower rates; along with this, a 10 percent commission is also given to the owners of registered grocery stores, he added.
This program is a giant leap towards poverty alleviation and a welfare State; he maintained and mentioned that affectees of three flood-hit districts have been registered in this program. Initially, the Punjab government allocated a hundred billion rupees for this program; he said and concluded that providing relief to the poor is the vision of Imran Khan, which the provincial government has implemented.
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