PM vows around 2mn families to benefit under Ehsaas Kafaalat Policy for Special Persons’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed that around two million families would benefit under the new “Ehsaas Kafaalat Policy for Special Persons”.

In a tweet, the prime minister wrote that families will be eligible for a monthly stipend of Rs. 2000. “This is a step toward a disability-inclusive and sustainable post-COVID-19 world,” the premier tweeted.

The prime minister has already approved increasing the number to 7 million women. The additional beneficiaries will be paid after December 2020 and the process will be completed in the current financial year.

Earlier on Friday, the prime minister ha visited Ehsaas Kafalat payment centre in Islamabad, in which payment to 7 million beneficiaries started. Special Assistant Dr. Sania Nishtar briefed PM Imran Khan on the steps taken to improve the quality of payments and ensure protection against cyber attacks.

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The prime minister was further informed that this time women’s access to banks and withdrawal of money from ATMs has also been ensured. The option of withdrawing money from biometric ATMs is being introduced to make the payment system useful and easy for recipients.

In this regard, Dr. Sania told the prime minister that the system would protect deserving women from the clutches of corrupt agents and money laundering gangs.

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