PTI to bring the poor out of poverty: Qureshi

APP55-05 MULTAN: May 05 – Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi addressing a public gathering in Chack No. 138/10R Jahnia. APP

JAHANIAN, May 5 (APP)::Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government would bring the poor out of poverty through
its public-friendly policies.
He added that the PTI government was introducing Ehsas programme to address problems of the poor and different departments were being assembled in the programme to facilitate the poor.
Addressing a public meeting here, Qureshi said they had meetings with Chinese leadership regarding poverty alleviation programme as China brought 700 million
people out of poverty in 30 years.
Qureshi said the PTI government had also introduced Sehat Insaf card to facilitate the poor and medical assistance of Rs 720,000 would be given to them.
He said the PTI’s local government system would bring about a revolution and empower people at grassroot level besides providing them maximum relief.
He added that 30 per cent budget of the province would be shifted to local bodies and issues of the masses would be resolved locally.
The PTI was introducing village council in rural areas and neighbourhood council in urban areas. Powers would be delegated to elected representatives at grassroot level.
The PTI government would strengthen representatives of local bodies, Qureshi said.
Qureshi added that Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar would visit Islamabad on May 6 and he would discuss main features of the local bodies system with PTI MNAs.
The foreign minister urged the party workers to start preparations for local bodies elections and stressed them to spread the message and vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan at union council level.
He said PTI would establish south Punjab province.
He criticised the PML-N government and said it installed coal plants which were generating costly electricity.
Qureshi added that the PTI government had performed ground breaking of Mohmand dam which would provide not only water for the agriculture sector but also generate
cheap electricity.
Qureshi claimed that PTI would make its government in Sindh in the next elections as the PPP disappointed the masses.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that people of KP did not provide second chance to any government but they voted the PTI once again due to pro-people policies of the
PTI.
On this occasion, Provincial Minister Dr Akhtar Malik, Hussain Jahanian and thousands of PTI workers were also present.