The Ehsaas-Saylani Langar scheme is part of the government’s Ehsaas Programme which aims to defeat starvation in the country

The scheme will commence in Islamabad in collaboration with the Saylani Trust, which is one of Pakistan’s biggest welfare organisations. Dr. Sania Nishtar, the head of Ehsaas Programme, says the government plans on opening 112 soup kitchens in the capital to begin with, which would then be able to provide 600 people with food on a daily basis.

According to Dr. Nishtar, PM Imran Khan has stressed that the food at the kitchens must be hygienic and provided in sufficient quantity ‘with respect’.

“[The prime minister] has instructed that no person should go to bed hungry. This Ehsaas Langar programme has been launched in accordance with his wishes,” she said.

Dr. Nishtar also added that the PM wanted every Pakistani citizen to go to bed with a full stomach and a roof above their head. She took this opportunity to mention the launch of panahgahs for the homeless, which are currently open across the country.

The founder of Saylani Trust, Maulana Bashir Farooq Qadri, praised Khan for “thinking about the poor and deprived” in the society.

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