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Ehsaas Program: 208 billion allocated in budget 2020-21

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

12th Jun, 2020. 07:20 pm
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Ehsaas Emergengy Cash Program: 208 bn allocated in budget 2020-21

Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety to the Prime Minister Sania Nishtar said that Rs 208 billion has been earmarked in the budget for the Ehsaas program.

She further stated that there are many programs running under Ehsaas Division and many new programs are being launched, including Ehsaas Nashonuma program.

Dr Sania Nishtar said the funds allocated for social protection are being utilized for deserving persons.

She said last year, 100 billion rupees were fixed for social protection, while an amount of 144 billion rupees was provided under Ehsaas Emergency Cash programs. She 120 billion rupees was disbursed among poor families.

While replying to one of the questions she said funds fixed for COVID-19 programs would also be utilized for social protection projects.

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