Prime Minister Imran Khan distributed on Monday the Sehat Insaf Cards among transgender persons, promising complete protection to the community.
The prime minister distributed these health cards during a ceremony in Islamabad.
Through these cards, transgender persons would get free-of-charge medical coverage. Health cards to transgender persons would also be distributed in other cities.
Earlier this year in May, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had distributed health cards to them in an attempt to address their health problems.
Addressing the ceremony, PM Khan said his government covered all the transgender persons with the help of data obtained from the National Database and Registration Authority.
“It means that our government is adopting you,” he told the transgender persons among the attendees.
The prime minister lamented that the past governments didn’t play their due role in this regard.
He said they were to establish a system based on human welfare and justice in the country. “But we have not yet provided that system,” he added.
“We inherited the most difficult economic circumstances in the history of Pakistan,” PM Khan said. “But we are coming out of it.”
He said despite difficult economic circumstances, his government had decided to provide health cards to the weak and poor people of the country.
“And God willing, we will give you complete protection in our society,” the prime minister said.
“We will also eliminate wrong behaviours that have developed here unfortunately.”
He said the economy of Pakistan had been stabilised and his government aimed to create jobs and facilitate businesses in 2020.
PM Khan said they would also be expanding their Ehsas Programme from the next month.