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Rs144bn being distributed among 12.5mln families: FM

Rs144bn being distributed among 12.5mln families: FM
April 19, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that 144 billion rupees are being distributed among 12.5 million families under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme. During a visit to Ehsaas Emergency Cash Centres in Multan on Sunday, FM Qureshi said that Ehsaas Programme is one of the biggest relief package for the poor in the country’s history. The minister said under this programme, 144 billion rupees are being distributed among 12.5 million families. He said the people are given assistance without any political affiliation and the programme is transparent through digital system. Earlier, 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.