Government committed to empower underprivileged women: Tarin

Islamabad, May 06, 2021 (PPI-OT): Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin says the government is firmly committed to pro-poor agenda and supports economic empowerment of the under-privileged women through Ehsaas safety net. He was speaking at a meeting to finalize modalities for disbursement of targeted subsidies in Islamabad on Thursday.

Shaukat Tarin said primary objective of Ehsaas safety net is poverty alleviation, socio-economic uplift and financial inclusion of women from marginalized sections of the society. SAPM on Social Protection Alleviation briefed the meeting about different proposals which are under consideration for replacing the untargeted subsidies with the targeted ones in compliance with the directives of the Prime Minister to facilitate the under-privileged with more focused and extended coverage.

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin has said the government is taking all stakeholders on board for evolving consensus and coming up with innovative ideas to overcome economic challenges. He was talking to Vice President of “The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan” Ashfaq Tola, who called on him in Islamabad today to present proposals on “Model Federal Budget 21-22”.

They discussed the proposals by the ICAP team for the economic growth and development of the country. The Vice President ICAP briefed the Minister about the sector-wise Budget Proposals prepared by the Advisory Committee of the ICAP for the first time. He felicitated the Finance Minister on assuming new responsibilities and extended invite to be a Chief Guest at ICAP webinars and also presented the Coffee Table Book on the occasion.

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