Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to visit Punjab’s Layyah district on Friday and launch the ‘Ehsaas Amdan Programme’, Radio Pakistan reported.
Under the Rs15 billion programme, people living below the poverty line will be given small assets to use for income generation and to lift themselves out of poverty.
These assets include goats, cows, buffaloes, poultry, bodies of Qingqi rickshaws as well as inputs for small retail outlets and small enterprises, Radio Pakistan reported.
In January, the prime minister had launched the Ehsaas Kafalat Programme to give a monthly stipend of Rs2,000 “to the most deserving and poorest women across the country”.
The broader Ehsaas programme is aimed at poverty alleviation and the provision of social protection to those in need.