The federal government has decided to establish a cybercrime wing for Ehsaas programme with an aim to tighten nose around the impersonators pretending to be agents of the programme and deceiving people
According to the details, Special Assistant to PM on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety, Dr Sania Nishtar said in her tweet that the move has been taken to protest masses from the frauds being done under the name of the Ehasaas programme.
The SAPM Dr Sania Nishtar said that her ministry is receiving news about scams with the people by some impersonators pretending to be agents via fake messages and other means. Those involved in the fraud will be dealt with an iron hand, she vowed.
Dr Nishtar added that cybercrime wing would be established at the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) office.
In order to protect the interests of #Ehsaas beneficiaries, I have directed the management to expedite establishment of the “Cyber Crime Wing” in @bisp_pakistan for the purpose of preventing and controlling incidents where criminal elements commit fraud using digital technology
— Sania Nishtar (@SaniaNishtar) September 8, 2020
Earlier Dr Sania Nishtar visited the Jura sector near the Line of Control in Neelum Valley Sunday to inspect arrangements for the disbursal of the cash stipends to families in villages along the LoC.
Dr Nishtar also oversaw digital disbursement of Rs 12,000 Ehsaas Cash handouts to vulnerable families living along the LoC in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
She interacted with women who came at the Jura Bazar site to collect cash grants.
Under the programme, the government is disbursing an estimated Rs3bn among all families residing in 219 villages at the LoC.
“All families in 219 villages across LoC in AJK are under the persistent risk of unprovoked attacks and have sacrificed their lives, livestock, and properties.
All families in these villages have been included in the Ehsaas program”, said Dr Nishtar.