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Ehsaas emergency cash payments date extended

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar. Source: APP/File

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar has announced the extension in the deadline for receiving the payments under Ehsaas Emergency Cash till September 15.

On a social media website Twitter, Sania Nishtar said the relatives of the deceased and the beneficiaries facing bio-metric verification issues will be able to receive their due payments up to 15 days after the closing date (September 15).

The closing date for the payments was August 31 which has now been extended up to mid of September.

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, a total of over Rs 63.88 billion had 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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