ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program has served more than 10 million beneficiaries since nine weeks of its commencement.
The program was launched on April 9, 2020, to extend immediate cash assistance of Rs 12,000 each to COVID-19 lockdown affected families. Overall, Rs 144 billion will be disbursed to more than 12 million families.
While remarking views on the ongoing process of Ehsaas Emergency Cash disbursement, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr. Sania Nishtar said “By the grace of Almighty Allah we have been able to achieve 10 million mark in Cash disbursement within a period of nine weeks.”
With the help of district administrations of provinces, law enforcement agencies, NADRA and partner banks, we will meet our target to serve 12 million by the end of this month,” Sania Nishtar reiterated.
Alhamdulillah! #EhsaasEmergencyCash crosses the 10 million mark in 9 weeks. More than 10 million beneficiaries have been served countrywide with Rs.121 billion cash assistance. Overall, Rs. 144 billion will be paid out to more than 12 million families.#EhsaasByPMIK pic.twitter.com/NUoR4oA5zR
— Sania Nishtar (@SaniaNishtar) June 11, 2020
Cumulatively, so far, 10.019 million deserving families under categories I, II and III of Ehsaas Emergency Cash program have collected financial assistance of Rs 12, 000 each that sums up to Rs 121.67 billion.
This amount has been disbursed among the daily wagers, piece-rate workers and laborers till June 11, 2020 since the beginning of the payment operation under the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program on April 9.
To facilitate the beneficiaries amid COVID-19 pandemic, Ehsaas has set up more than 10,000 payment sites across the Country.
As per provincial and regional breakdown available on the online Ehsaas disbursements portal, as of today, an amount of Rs 52.70 billion among 43.42 million beneficiaries in Punjab, Rs 36.63 billion among 30.34 million beneficiaries in Sindh and Rs 22.69 billion has been distributed among 1,845 million beneficiaries of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Till today, an amount of Rs 2.12 billion has been disbursed among more than 0.172 million beneficiaries in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Rs 6.5 billion among 0.497 million beneficiaries of Baluchistan, Rs 0.88 billion among more than 70,000 beneficiaries in Gilgit-Baltistan and Rs 0.56 billion among more than 46,000 beneficiaries of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).
Our govt successfully transferred Rs. 120 billion in 9 weeks to over 10 million families in a transparent manner to deal with the COVID19 fallout on the poor.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 11, 2020