Over 30 million applications received at Ehsaas Cash Program

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar on Monday said that over 30.5 million applications have been received under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme.

The special assistant in a Tweet said that 30.5 million people have applied for Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme through SMS on 8171 for financial assistance of Rs12,000 during the past 72,000.

Addressing a presser in Islamabad on Sunday, she said that the payment process under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme will start from Wednesday. The SMS hits a total of 7 databases to establish eligibility of being facilitated under the scheme. The federal government is providing cash assistance of 12,000 rupees to over 12 million deserving families under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program in the wake of coronavirus. The existing Kafalat beneficiaries, who are getting regular cash transfer of Rs2,000 per month, would be given additional Rs1,000 and hence, they would get a tranche of 12,000 rupees covering four months.

Deserving families would get this financial assistance after biometric verification through over 18,065 sale points or retail shops of Habib Bank Limited and Bank Al-Falah across Pakistan.