Vice Chairman Punjab Social Protection Authority Ali Asjad Malhi called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office on Wednesday and discussed various matters including the performance and role played by the PSPA. Talking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that PSPA’s role towards the welfare of the low-income families and the down-trodden is very important. The PTI government gives importance to the welfare of the deserving people especially women, children and abandoned elders. The promise of the welfare of the deserving and needy people will be fulfilled through new social protection policy, he added. The purpose of social protection policy is to bring ease in the lives of the impecunious strata. For that purpose, special projects are being started for the deserving women, children and the elders and new programmes will also be formulated for speedy wellbeing of the low-income families. He said that one-window welfare counters are being established at e-khidmat centres to facilitate the needy segments of the society who will be provided the services of PSPA through these counters. The government is also taking steps for the education, free treatment, screening, legal and psychological consultation and shelter of the transgender children. Similarly, womenfolk of rural areas will be made economically self-reliant through human capital investment project as the welfare of the down-trodden is our important agenda, the Chief Minister concluded.