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Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program: Check eligibility status to get financial assistance


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

04th Apr, 2020. 06:58 pm
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Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program: Check eligibility status to get financial assistance

Citizens can send an SMS carrying their CNIC number to 8171 to check their eligibility status to get twelve thousand cash grant under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program in the wake of coronavirus.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety, Dr Sania Nishtar shared a link of You Tube video explaining details of beneficiary identification criteria and payment mechanism for Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program.

Earlier, Dr Sania Nishtar announced that the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme has been approved for 10 million people, in which Rs12,000 will be given to a family. In her tweets, she noted that 67 million people across Pakistan would benefit from the plan.

 

“Daily wage earners are our top priority, whose livelihood has been badly affected by the corona-induced economic downturn,” she tweeted.

She further said that the affectees are put into three categories — 4.5 million existing Ehsaas Kafaalat beneficiaries, all of whom were women, 3 million affectees will be identified through the national socioeconomic database, and around 2.5 million to be identified through the Ehsaas SMS route.

Eligibility for the second category will be “relaxed upwards” as the people who previously earned up to Rs20,000 and “have now suffered economic shock and are without livelihood” would be helped.

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