Prime Minister Imran Khan has formally launched ‘No one Sleeps Hungry’ programme to feed the poor.
Under this programme, laborers and deserving persons on roads will be provided food through mobile trucks.
Initially, the Ehsas Food Trucks are being operated in Islamabad and Rawalpindi and at later stage this programme will be further expanded to other parts of the country.
Addressing the launching ceremony, Prime Minister Imran Khan said ‘No one Sleeps Hungry’ programme is a step towards a welfare state, which always cares for its poor and deserving people.
Imran Khan said he always feels happy to see that deserving people are given shelter and food with honour and dignity at various Panahgahs established across Pakistan.
He advised to maintain quality of food being served at shelter homes and through Ehsas Mobile Trucks.
The Prime Minister also announced to launch a subsidy programme by June this year under which money will directly be transferred to the accounts of 30 million families. He said it will enable the poor and deserving people to procure kitchen items.
Imran Khan said similarly direct subsidy will be provided to farmers so that they can procure fertilizers and other agricultural inputs. He said this programme will also be launched in June this year.
Briefing the Prime Minister Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar said the mobile trucks will deliver food at designated points in the twin cities. She said this programme is being executed with the cooperation of Pakistan Bait-ul-Maal.
Managing Director Pakistan Bait-ul-Maal Aon Abbas Bappi said that hospitals and bus stops are especially targeted so that quality meals can be served to the deserving people.