Ehsaas Emergency Cash disbursement target completed: Nishtar

Over Rs. 69b distributed among 5.75m deserving families: Sania Nishtar
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Dr Sania Nishtar on Monday said the government has successfully completed the target of disbursement of Ehsaas Emergency Cash (EECP) among 12 million beneficiaries across the country.
On social media website Twitter, she said in view of the success of the Ehsaas Emergency Cash program and people’s needs, the government has set a new target of over 16 million beneficiaries.
She said so far, over Rs145 billion have been distributed among more than 12 million laborers. “Considering the success of Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme and needs of the daily wagers and piece-rate workers, the government has set a new target to provide assistance to 16,163,000 affected persons amid lockdown,” she added.

Nishtar informed that so far, an amount of over Rs145.29 billion has been disbursed among over 12,003,000 beneficiaries under different categories of Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme.
It is pertinent to mention here that the program was initiated to disburse cash amount of Rs.12,000 among those affected from the COVID-19 lockdown. The payment process under different categories of the program was continued across the country.
According to a statement issued by the official on June 29, a total of over Rs 63.88 billion has been disbursed among over 5,275,000 deserving families in Punjab so far while around Rs 44.13 billion has been disbursed among 3,659,000 families in Sindh.
Over Rs, 25.59 billion has been disbursed among more than 2,108,000 beneficiaries in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while over Rs 7.43 billion has been disbursed among 611,000 persons in Balochistan.
In Azad Jammu and Kashmir, over Rs 2.42 billion have been distributed among 198,000 persons while Rs1.5 billion has been distributed among more than 86,000 people in Gilgit Baltistan. An amount of over Rs 760 million has been disbursed among more than 63,000 beneficiaries in Islamabad.
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