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Deserving people may send SMS on 8171 for Ehsaas Cash by April 19

Over 4 million got over Rs49bn

Deserving people may send SMS on 8171 for Ehsaas Cash by April 19, 2020.

 

Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Sania Nishtar said this during her visit to an Ehsaas Payment Center in Islamabad today (Wednesday).

Deserving people may send SMS

She reviewed the arrangements made there to provide cash assistance to the deserving families under Ehsaas Cash Emergency Programme.

Moreover,  she also interacted with the deserving women and listened to their problems.

While talking to the media on the occasion, she said the payment of cash assistance of Rs12000 began today.

However, the assistance aims for those families who are not beneficiary of Ehsaas Kafalat Program.

The Special Assistant said under this category, 1.8 million rupees have so far been provided to the banks.

The process of payment for this category has begun from women whilst the men will also soon receive the messages to get the relief assistance.

Dr Sania said transparency has been ensured in the program and rules and regulations are strictly being followed.

She said the deserving families can send their CNICs on 8171 by 19th of this month to get the cash assistance. She said those who have no mobile phones can register themselves through the district administration.

She said the cabinet has approved waiver of twenty four percent advance income tax on commission of branchless banking retailers to incentivize them to work with Ehsaas Emergency Cash program.

Dr Sania was confident that the provinces will also waive off the sixteen percent GST on services on the same commission to further incentivize them.

 

GTV

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