Two million families will benefit from Ehsaas Kafaalat Policy says PM

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

03rd Dec, 2020. 03:41 pm

Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday as many as two million families will benefit from the government’s “Ehsaas Kafaalat Policy for Special Persons.”

He took to his Twitter on Thursday and said:

“Two million families will benefit under the new “Ehsaas Kafaalat Policy for Special Persons”. They will be eligible for a monthly stipend of Rs. 2000. This is a step toward a disability-inclusive and sustainable post-COVID-19 world.”

Earlier Prime Minister Imran Khan’s aide on poverty alleviation said Monday the payments under the new phase of the PTI-led government’s flagship Ehsaas Kafalat programme have been launched across Pakistan.

Dr Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the PM on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety, said some 4.3 million underprivileged women would be paid Rs12,000 each and that they would be able to withdraw the sum through automated teller machines (ATMs).

In her statement, Dr Nishtar noted that payments were being made across all four provinces, as well as Gilgit-Baltistan, under the Ehsaas Kafalat programme for the July-December period in six-monthly installments.

The needy women, she advised, were required to bring their identity cards with them.


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