PM to hold talks with Ehsaas Kafalat Program beneficiaries in Kallar Syedan

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

10th Feb, 2021. 09:57 am
PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Kallar Syedan Tehsil of Rawalpindi district today.

According to the details, the Prime Minister will review the process of providing financial assistance to the beneficiaries under the second phase of Ehsaas Kafalat Program.

The Prime Minister will hold talks with the beneficiaries. Moreover, Prime Minister Imran Khan will announce a new survey in connection with the Ehsaas Kafalat Program.

It is worth mentioning here that the World Bank and Asian Development Bank has appreciated Pakistan Government’s response towards the immediate challenges posed due to the novel coronavirus.

In an article, “Asian Development Bank and World Bank join forces for a resilient recovery in South Asia” published on World Bank website, it stated that Pakistan responded immediately to pandemic-stricken poor through Emergency Cash Transfer Programme and great results were achieved through this support; and there is room for further improvement.

The article stated that Pakistan’s government quickly responded to the pandemic by nearly tripling its cash transfer programme for poor women to 15 million beneficiaries.

The Ehsaas Kafalat program relies on the National Socio-Economic Registry, a database covering 85 percent of the population. While great results were achieved through this support, there’s room for further improvement.

It further stated that the Ehsaas program is a great example of how safety net systems, enhanced through digital connectivity, can reach the poorest and the most vulnerable in times of crisis. Those in need use a text message and their national identification number to apply for Ehsaas help. Biometrics verify an applicant’s identity before payments are issued.

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