Pakistan

Rs69bn paid to 5.75m families under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program

Rs69bn paid to 5.75m families

Rs69bn paid to 5.75m families under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, Dr. Sania Nishtar said this at a news conference in Islamabad on Thursday.

PTI leader Shahbaz Gill also accompanied her.

Rs69bn paid to 5.75m families

She said government has disbursed sixty-nine billion rupees so far.

5.75 million families received cash as per formula under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program.

She was referring to the government cash assistance of Rs12000 to the deserving families under this program.

Dr Sania said the concerned authorities shortlisted these in the most transparent manner after scrutinizing the data.

She said an alternative mechanism will shortly be introduced for those who are facing thumb impression problem.

She said that safety measures have been ensured at the cash disbursement points in order to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

Sania Nishtar said a ration distribution portal has been activated to connect the philanthropists with the deserving families.

Meanwhile, PTI leader Shahbaz Gill asked the opposition parties to avoid politics in the current situation.

He stressed that we need to get together to meet the challenge posed by coronavirus.

On the other hand, the total number of coronavirus infection cases in the country has reached 10,513.

These include 4590 Punjab while Sindh confirmed 3373 cases and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1453.

Balochistan confirmed total 552 cases so far, Islamabad Capital Territory 204, Gilgit-Baltistan 290, and Azad Kashmir 51 cases.

GTV

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