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Rs13.18bn of Ehsaas cash programme disbursed among 1.1mn people

Rs13.18bn of Ehsaas cash programme disbursed among 1.1mn people
April 12, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Overall 13.18 billion cash amount was transferred to the 1.1 needy people across the country in two days under the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme. The amount was disbursed among 1.1 million needy families while action was also taken against those found involved in carrying out any corruption while transferring the funds. At least 40 device operators have been booked under 34 cases after complaints were received against them. The accused were receiving Rs 500 to Rs 1000 from a person for making a transfer. The federal government said that it would not spare any device operator demanding money for the transfers and asked the citizens to report any such case to the concerned authorities. Earlier a day, Special Assistant on Health Dr Zafar Mirza, he said Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme is unprecedented in the history of Pakistan under which 144 billion rupees will be distributed among 12 million people of the country. Asad Umar appreciated the arrangements made for distribution of cash among the deserving people. Planning Minister said 1.7 million surgical masks have been distributed by National Disaster Management Authority as yet, and the figure also includes 75,000 N95 masks. He said 73,000 protective clothes have also been provided to frontline health staff. He said 137,000 surgical caps have also been distributed among the staff.