World Bank published a blog to praise the emergency cash program of Pakistan.
According to the details, the government of Pakistan initiated the emergency cash program for the needy people during this lockdown.
The statement said, “The unprecedented emergency posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) will have a devastating impact on the lives of the poor.”
“One of Pakistan’s initial measures, with support from the World Bank, was to expand its national safety net institution, the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), to direct additional support to its 4.5 million women beneficiaries,” the statement also said.
Pakistan’s Cash Handout Program “Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program” has gained international praise
— PTI (@PTIofficial) June 2, 2020
The statement wrote, “This cash-transfer program is accessible through a free of charge SMS number (8171), which vulnerable people, such as daily wagers and piece rate workers, can use to lodge requests or check their eligibility.
The cash transfers not only provide additional monetary support but also help to prevent the vulnerable from adopting negative coping strategies that impact health and education of the children.