Islamabad, June 14, 2021 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the authorities concerned to finalize the new mechanism of providing targeted subsidy to vulnerable segments of the society at the earliest so that it could be formally launched next month. He was speaking at a briefing on the new system being devised to provide subsidy to the weaker segments of the society by the government, in Islamabad today (Monday). The Prime Minister said under the targeted subsidy, the deserving segments of the society will be provided financial assistance for purchasing essential commodities. For this purpose, he said, the government is committed to provide all financial resources.
Appreciating the officials concerned for preparing a mechanism to provide targeted subsidy, he said equal subsidy to both the rich and the poor is not only wastage of the government resources but it also deprives the deserving ones. Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Sania Nishtar told the meeting that Ehsaas Survey has been done by ninety-two percent and it will be completed by the end of this month. The meeting was apprised that the purpose of introducing targeted subsidy system is to provide financial assistance to millions of people in purchase of essential commodities.
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