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Government to launch Ehsaas Kafalat Program

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

25th Jan, 2020. 01:48 pm
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How much money distributed among beneficiaries under Ehsas program?

The government will launch the Ehsaas Kafalat Program for needy families.

Under Ehsaas Kafalat Program, two thousand rupees will be granted to each needy family per month.

Also, around 5000 families will receive aid under this program.

Minister of Communication Murad Saeed and Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar discussed preparations of the program.

Minister of Communication Murad Saeed gave his remarks that this is the most comprehensive program designed for the welfare of deserving people. He assured that transparency will be guaranteed in the program.

Sania Nishter informed that bank accounts have been created for the families to get the cash grants.

On the other hand, it was disclosed before that many affluent officers of federal and provincial governments were getting benefits from the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP).

It was revealed that government officers designated from 17 to 21 grade were also receiving help from BISP. Several officials have registered their wives’ names in the BISP.

The names of over 2,543 officers were excluded from the list of applicants taking aid from BISP. Most of the officers belonged to Sindh and Baluchistan.

Three officers of grade 21 and 59 officers of grade 20 kept receiving monthly stipends under BISP. Whereas 429 officers of grade 29 also used to receive a monthly stipend.

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