The Punjab government has introduced a courageous program for senior citizens above 65 years of age.

This is called the social pension program to be started in view of difficulties faced by elder people.

Rs 2,000 per person will be paid to the elders every month under this program.

Initially, the first phase, it has been started from Bahawalnagar Khushab and Sialkot districts. Soon it will be spread to the rest of the divisions.

The government says the allowance will help the elderly meet their pet needs.