The meeting discussed the PPAF
's initiatives and growth over a period of past twenty years, including its mission, vision, and strategic trajectory.
She presided over a meeting in Islamabad where she got a detailed briefing on PPAF
's plan of action in reducing poverty under the Government of Pakistan's flagship Ehsaas Programme.
The Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF
) is the lead implementing agency for the government's National Poverty Graduation Initiative - NPGI, launched two weeks earlier by the Prime Minister, under 'Ehsaas Programme; and NPGI is an important component of Pillar II of Ehsaas.
Dr Sania hoped PPAF
's social safety sector's development would succeed.
Chief Executive Officer (PPAF
), Qazi Asmat Esa, said that PPAF
had received 235 nominations out which 33 people have received awards.
won for successfully implementing its interest-free loan programme across Pakistan.
was selected for successfulAly implementing the Interest Free Loan Program across Pakistan.
Nadeem Lodhi, Citi Country Officer and Managing Director of Citi Pakistan said the Citi- PPAF
Microentrepreneurship Awards in Pakistan have shown great success, indicating the continuous development of the finance sector of Pakistan and demonstrating the benefits communities receive when microentrepreneurs are supported, whether they are in rural Kashmir or bustling Karachi.The Deputy Governor of the State Bank, Jamil Ahmed, Engineer Daroo Khan Achakzai, President of FPCCI, Yusuf Hussain, CEO of Ignite and Humair Kari, Additional Secretary, the ministry of planning also talked about the importance of partnerships and economic growth and congratulated the entrepreneurs.
The first meeting laid the scope of engagement for the PAC - Sindh in relation to development needs of the province and PPAF
's priority thematic and geographic areas.
He congratulated PPAF
and the Citi Foundation for their continued support to address the multidimensional issues of poverty in the marginalized segments of the society.
has borne 85 percent of the project cost while the community has contributed 15 percent in the form of labour.