ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Country’s historic relief package Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme will begin from today (Thursday).
The disbursement of cash assistance to poor deserving families under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme will begin from today.
Under the programme, a sum of twelve thousand rupees each will be distributed among 12 million poor families affected by the ongoing lock-down in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic across the country during the next two and half weeks after biometric verification.
The government has allocated 144 billion rupees for Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme, which is a countrywide umbrella, and all provinces, including Federation, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, are part of this platform.
Seventeen thousand points are being established across the country to facilitate the distribution of 12,000 rupees per family under the programme. People can contact toll-free helpline number 0800-26477 for any query in this connection.
A day earlier, Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan
said that provision of cash assistance to poor deserving families under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme begin from Thursday.
He assured that distribution of funds to the deserving families will be totally merit-based
what may come.
The prime minister said the process of awarding cash worth 144 billion rupees to 12 million deserving families will be completed within next two and half weeks.
He informed that Coronavirus Relief Tigers Force will continue to identify deserving poor people at district and union council level, and these will be added in the list of deserving people.