ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister New Ration cards schemes would be started soon to provide nutritious food to one million deserving persons under Ehsaas Programme. Special nutritious fortified food would be ensured for the infants less than two years of age and vulnerable pregnant and lactating women to avoid stunting.Prime Minister Ehsaas Programme new ration card scheme:
Under the Ehsaas Programme, 80,000 deserving poor would be given interest-free loans, besides sewing machines, cattle and retail shop provisions to start their own business. The government has decided to provide free wheel chairs to all disabled persons, free hearing aids to the deaf, free white canes to blind under the Ehsaas Programme.
The data is collected from Baitul Mal, Social Welfare Department, Zakat and Ushr Department, Nadra and provincial and local governments.People would be able to get essential food items including wheat, edible oil, rice, sugar and pulses at reasonable price.
The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA)-registered disabled persons would be provided Insaf cards for free treatment for self and family up to Rs720,000 from registered hospitals, she said, adding that 2% disabled quota had been reserved in government jobs.
Deserving students will be provided tuition fee, hostel fee under scholarship scheme being launched in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC).Shelter homes would be constructed in every major city for the homeless,
Tahafuz programme is being introduced to assist the people within 48 hours, who do not have Insaf cards and are stuck by sudden medical conditions.Building Ehsaas homes for the elderly homeless has begun. The number of orphanages are being increased and provided more facilities. The number of community welfare attaches is being increased for overseas Pakistani workers. Subsidised tickets will be provided to those overseas Pakistani workers, who did not visit home in the last seven years.