ISLAMABAD - PM Imran Khan has revelaed that the government is paying an interest of six billion rupees daily as interest on loans. He said land worth over 300 billion rupees was retrieved by Capital Development Aathority in its operations against encroachments. He said Punjab has recovered land of 88,000 acres from the encroachment mafia.
Referring to growth of stunted children, the Prime Minister said a pilot project was completed to improve the health of mothers and children and now four million mothers and children will be given better diet to reduce stunted growth from current 43 percent to 30 percent.
He said the scope of Benazir Income Support Program will be enhanced. He said five billion rupees have been earmarked under Akhuwat Program to assist the poorer segments.
The Prime Minister said in order to bring the level of poverty down, special programs are being started in rural areas. He said Subsidies will be given to small farmers in order to increase agricultural productivity as well as improvement in socio-economic status of peasants.