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Ehsaas Emergency Cash payments in Tirah commencing from March 24

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Ehsaas Emergency Cash payments to internally displaced families returning to Tirah valley will begin next week from March 24.

“Each of the 15,699 returning families will be paid one off assistance of Rs 20,000 under Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme. All payments will be mobilized through biometric payment system of Ehsaas. Arrangements are being made to run smooth cash transfer operations”, stated Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar, SAPM.

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Earlier this month, Dr. Sania made a visit to Tirah valley to ascertain the extent of assistance needed by returning families. During the visit, she sat with affected families and interacted with them to listen to their problems.

Towards the end of her visit, Dr. Sania had also announced the Ehsaas Emergency Cash package for 15,699 families, after the Prime Minister’s approval. The visit was facilitated by Pakistan Army and Frontier Corps North KP.

Ehsaas has also set up Ehsaas Registration Desks in the valley to update shock responsive registry of Ehsaas and to register the deserving families for financial aid through the cash transfer programmes of Ehsaas.

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Located near Afghan border, Tirah valley is in Khyber Tribal district, around 90 kilometers away from Peshawar.

Owing to terrorist activities and military operation, locals had to vacate the area. Security forces have now successfully cleared the area and peace is restored. Displaced families are coming back to their homes after 12 years.

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