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Ehsaas Registration Desks reopened in 15 districts: Sania Nishtar

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

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar has informed that the Ehsaas Registration Desks had been reopened in 15 districts across the country.

On a social media website Twitter, Dr. Nishtar said the desks were suspended due to the COVID-19 while the desks reopened keeping in view the improved situation after a substantial reduction in cases across the country.

These registration desks were established by the National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) to facilitate deserving women in self-registration for the Kafaalat program under Ehsaas.

The applications submitted through this self-registration drive will then be countered through data analytics to ensure the selection of deserving women transparently.

These registration desks will be expanded to the other districts of the country gradually.

It is pertinent to mention here that the program was initiated to disburse the cash amount of Rs.12,000 among those affected by 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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