LAHORE: The Punjab government today launched Khidmat Cards Program with two billion rupees, for providing financial assistance to special persons.

Under the program, special persons will be provided 3,600 rupees after every three months. Initially, two hundred thousand people will benefit from the program.

Addressing the ceremony in Lahore, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said special persons from the entire province will benefit from the program. He said the objective of the scheme is to empower the special persons financially.

He said special persons have equal rights in the country. The chief minister said the program will be monitored at every level, and it will be implemented transparently.

The Chief Minister also awarded Punjab Khidmat Cards to special persons.