As we enter 2021, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has shared a hopeful message for the citizens of his country. Taking to his Twitter handle, the premier shared, “Because of Corona (COVID-19), 2020 has been difficult for us and for people around the world. But by the grace of God, we are far better than most. We have succeeded not only in protecting our people but also in saving them from starvation. We are moving towards the goal of transforming Pakistan into a welfare state.” He then went on to address the Ehsaas programme, mentioning how it will help those in need.
2020 was a tough year for us & for people across the world bec of Covid19. But by the grace of God we fared far better than most. We not only managed to protect our ppl but also saved them from hunger. We are moving forward to making Pakistan a Welfare State.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 1, 2021
PM Khan added, “Our Ehsaas programme is a means of providing social security and our health card scheme means adequate access for the poor to health and treatment facilities.” He mentioned his “commitment for the New Year” is the completion of two big projects.
Khan continued, “First: Provision of Universal Health Coverage for all citizens which has been launched in KP and will soon be available in Punjab and GB. We hope that other provinces will also implement this plan. Second: Under the Ehsaas program, we will launch our highest goal project at the national level under the title “Koi Bhooka Na Soyay” (No one should sleep hungry in Pakistan). By the end of the year, these two projects will bring us closer to our goal of transforming Pakistan into a welfare state.”