Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched a poverty reduction programme called "Ehsaas" and tweeted an elaborate policy document stating the initiative’s action plan.
The PKR80 billion (Dh2.07 billion) programme was launched on March 27 with the aim to reduce extreme poverty in the country. In his first official address to the public as Prime Minister, Khan had said he aims to make Pakistan “a real welfare state” by concentrating on the homeless, marginalised children, widows and disabled.
Social protection as a core element of public policy and planning has been declared by Pakistan as a fundamental human right under article 48 of the Constitution. This video shows the experience in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province where a comprehensive social protection program has been implemented. This includes programmes such as Social Insurance, Social Assistance, and Labour Market Programmes.