ISLAMABAD - The Federal Cabinet has formally approved creation of a new division in the name of social protection and poverty alleviation.
This was announced by Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain during a News briefing in Islamabad this afternoon.
He said the Federal Cabinet, which met in Islamabad with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair, also approved a budget of 57.3 billion rupees for Khassadar and other forces working in erstwhile FATA.
Chaudhry Fawad Hussain also made it clear that the government is not going to change the name of Benazir Income Support Programme. He said Financial Aid is provided to poor people through BISP, Zakaat, and Pakistan Bait-ul-Maal, whereas under the New Social Welfare Programme New initiatives will be taken. He said Health Cards, Kafalat and affordable housing scheme to be launched by the Prime Minister soon Ehsas facilitate poor people of Pakistan.
The Minister said the Cabinet also gave approval to the decisions taken by the Economic Coordination Council (ecc). He said the Prime Minister directed to prepare a complete road map regarding procurement of wheat, cotton, and rice to benefit the agriculture sector.
He said export of one million tons of wheat was approved by the Cabinet. He said the Prime Minister also advised to evolve a comprehensive policy to set prices of vehicles. He said it was the PTI Government's efforts due to which for the first time sugarcane growers got Prices of their Crop in time.