Islamabad, April 9, 2020: The disbursement of cash assistance to the deserving families under the Ehsaas Emergency Cash program has been started.
Each deserving family would be provided 12000, after biometric verification through the nearest facility centers and private banks.
In a tweet on Thursday, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety, Dr. Sania Nishtar said that in the first phase, disbursements are being made to Kafalat beneficiaries.
She said special arrangements have been put in place at the disbursement points to avoid the spread of the pandemic.
Under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program, a sum of twelve thousand rupees each will be given to the deserving families facing financial problems due to coronavirus.
The government has allocated 144 billion rupees for this purpose. The Special Assistant said that seventeen thousand payment points are being established across the country with special protective measures to facilitate payment of cash assistance.