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Ehsas Kafalat Programme is progress towards welfare state: Firdous

Ehsas Kafalat Programme is progress towards welfare state: Firdous
February 1, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Special Assistant on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that Ehsas Kafalat Programme is a progress towards making Pakistan a welfare state. In a tweet on Friday, the special assistant said seven million poor women will be given 2000 rupees monthly stipend under the programme. She also said this programme is a reflection of one woman one bank account and it will prove to be an important milestone in making women economically independent. She said issuance of Ehsas Kafalat Card is an important step under the thinking of state as mother. Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan will formally launch “Ehsaas Kafaalat” Programme on Friday (today) for socio-economic empowerment of the poor women. Under the programme, 2,000 rupees per month stipend will be paid to the most deserving and poorest women across the country through a digital payment system based on transparent mechanism. The amount will be deposited in the banks and the deserving people can withdraw through ATMs. All existing eligible beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support Programme will continue to be part of Ehsaas Kafaalat programme. The total numbers of expected Kafaalat beneficiary women are around seven million. Enrolments of one million families in 70 districts have already begun and these families will start receiving Kafaalat stipends from next two months. More beneficiary families will be added through desk registration and other districts will be covered by end of the year. Kafaalat is part of the wider Ehsaas programme, where women will have better access to opportunities to graduate themselves out of poverty.