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Gates Foundation To Grant $200M For Ehsas Programme

Gates Foundation To Grant $200M For Ehsas Programme

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Bill & Melinda Gates of the Gates Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the government of Pakistan for its Ehsas initiative on poverty alleviation, under which it will provide Pakistan an amount of 200 million dollars.

The memorandum was signed by both parties in a meeting held in New York while PM Imran Khan was in town for the UNGA.

According to the agreement, the amount will be spent on 134 poverty alleviation projects.

Khan said Ehsaas was the biggest anti-poverty project initiated in Pakistan and was planned with great attention to detail.

“I’m pleased that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will assist with a range of activities,” he said.

According to the premier, poverty alleviation has been the top priority of his government from day one, reported Radio Pakistan.

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