12 million families to benefit from ‘Ehsaas emergency cash program’

Islamabad: Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme to assist 12 million families amid coronavirus crisis in the country.

Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme worth Rs 144 billion will aim to cater the financial needs of 12 million families, primarily those of daily wagers and other workers affected by country-wide lockdown.

Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme has been established to ensure the provision of Rs 12,000 to needy families who fulfil the eligibility criteria.

Earlier, federal government had launched a national level SMS service with respect to Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme according to which people can send their CNIC number to 8171 and they will be informed about their eligibility for emergency cash. In the event of their being eligible, they will receive an SMS message informing them of how to collect money. If they are not identified in the database, they will be directed to contact their respective district administration.