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Dr. Sania Nishtar visits Neelum Valley, inspects Ehsaas cash disbursal system

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

07th Sep, 2020. 12:42 am
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Dr. Sania, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, on Sunday visited the Jura sector near the Line of Control in Neelum Valley to inspect the Ehsaas cash disbursal system.

Dr. Nishtar also oversaw the disbursement of Rs 12,000 Ehsaas Cash handouts to the families in need living in Azad Jammu and Kashmir along the LoC.

According to the details, Dr. Sania also interacted with the women who came to collect the cash grants at the Jura Bazar site.

The government has distributed an estimated Rs3bn among all families living 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.

In June’s last week, PM Khan had announced the Ehsaas Cash package for around 138,275 families living along the LoC in 219 villages.

The families will receive a monthly stipend of Rs.2,000 as well as an emergency cash payment of Rs 12,000.

For assisting the Ehsaas cash emergency program, Dr. Nishtar appreciated the steps taken by the Pak Army and district administration Neelum Valley.

During her visit, she also met with the families who had suffered critical damage to their properties due to unprovoked attacks by Indian troops.

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