Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal says steps are being taken to solve the problems being faced by the people. During a meeting with Governor Punjab Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman in Lahore on Monday, he said the government will launch youth training projects. They also matters related to higher education, development projects and upcoming budget. Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan Peoples Party has strongly condemned derogatory remarks made by two senior officials of India’s ruling party BJP about the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Rasool Allah Khatam-un-Nabiyyin Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam.

Addressing a news conference along with PPP leader Faisal Karim Kundi in Islamabad on Monday, Minister for Poverty Alleviation, Shazia Marri said such remarks are hurting the Muslims of the world.

She said India is violating human rights especially when it comes to Muslims. She said minorities particularly Muslims are being persecuted and targeted in India.

Speaking on the occasion, PPP leader Faisal Karim Kundi urged the OIC member countries to take concrete actions to stop Islamophobia and such incidents.

The Minister for Poverty Alleviation Shazia Marri announced that an SMS Services, 786 , is being opened from Monday for registration of poor households for giving targeted subsidy of 2000 rupees per household.

Shazia Marri clarified that eight million beneficiaries of Benazir Income Support Programme, who are already registered with the government, would automatically start receiving this targeted subsidy of 2000 rupees from next week besides the amount they are already receiving under the BISP.

The Minister urged the poor and deserving people to get them registered by sending their Computerized National Identity Card Number to 786 for getting targeted subsidy of 2000 rupees.


Source: Radio Pakistan

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