Ehsas Programme is a Big Step Towards Setting Up of a Welfare State: Minister Industries & Trade


Provincial Industries and Trade Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal has said that nations who spent resources on education have achieved their destination whereas those who did not pay attention to education lagged behind. Former corrupt rulers who installed exhibitory projects for their personal projection and corruption ignored education sector. Due to wrong priority of these rulers national economy have been ruined and problems of poverty and unemployment were created. Children are the hope our bright future, all out resources are available for their education. Destiny of the nation will be changed by imparting latest education to the younger generation. He expressed these views while addressing a prize distribution ceremony of Govt. Islamia Higher Secondary School yesterday. Provincial Minister distributed prizes and certificates among the position holders. A large number of teachers, students and their parents attended the ceremony. Provincial Minister also planted a sapling in the school. He said that priority of the government to facilitate the less privileged segments of the society. Ehsas programme worth billions of rupees is a big step towards setting up of a welfare state. The government has started a journey towards setting up of a welfare state by launching this exemplary programme. He said that such an economic and business oriented atmosphere is being created which will help to create new job opportunities. He said that shelter homes have set up for shelter-less persons of the society. Punjab government is spending 12 billion rupees for the provision of relief to the common man under the Ehsas Programme. Government is setting up new institutions of health, education and social sector in the province, the Minister concluded.