Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated Ehsaas-Saylani Langar Scheme in Islamabad
Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has inaugurated the Ehsas Saylani Langar scheme in Islamabad to provide free food to the needy people. The scheme has been launched in coordination with the Saylani Trust, one of the country’s biggest welfare organizations, which aims to provide hygienic food to the poor. The government intends to open 112 soup kitchens in the first phase of the scheme, which would be completed in a year. The soup kitchens will provide food to 600 people in the capital on a daily basis.
Prime Minister Imran had instructed that the food at the soup kitchens must be hygienic and provided to people in ample proportions “with respect”.Langar’s scheme is an important component of the government’s social protection program Ehsaas.
The first Langar is opened in Islamabad in which at least 600 people will be provided free meals daily. The Ehsaas scheme will now be extended countrywide with as many as 112 Langar schemes being set up over the period of two years to feed millions of people lacking food in particular in- Karachi, Hyderabad, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Quetta, and Peshawar. The Langar scheme has been designed with the ethos to contribute substantively to SDG 1 and SDG 2 i.e. No poverty and Zero Hunger respectively.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has inaugurated the “Ehsaas Saylani langar” scheme in Islamabad today. Free food facility is being provided to destitute and needy people under the program. “Langar scheme” is an important part of the comprehensive program of the social and welfare of the government.