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Education stipends

Education is the building block of a developed and prosperous society. Unfortunately in Pakistan, more than 22.6 million children are out of school while the education system is in shambles. Successive governments have failed to give importance to education. The

‘Ehsaas Digital’ e-portal to facilitate common man: SAPM Nishtar

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar on Wednesday said that Ehsaas had opened an e-portal “Ehsaas Digital” to provide easy access to information and services related to all initiatives to

PM inaugurates first one-window Ehsaas centre in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday inaugurated the first one-window Ehsaas centre in Islamabad. On the occasion, the prime minister was briefed about the initiative which is aimed at ensuring access to all the facilities and services of Ehsaas

PM to launch of Ehsaas Mobile Saving Wallets initiative today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit an Ehsaas Kafaalat payment site on Monday (today) to inaugurate the Ehsaas Saving Wallets (Ehsaas Bachat Bank Account) initiative. Ehsaas Saving Wallets (ESWs) initiative is predicated on the understanding that digital and financial

SMS service launched to check eligibility under Ehsaas programme

ISLAMABAD: A SMS Service on number 8171 has been launched by Ehsaas programme to enable the new deserving households to check their eligibility under Ehsaas Kafaalat programme. Speaking on this occasion, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection

Govt working on initiative for street hawkers: SAPM NIishtar

ISLAMABAD: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed at the Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD) to set up a collaborative framework for the forthcoming Ehsaas Street Hawkers’ Initiative. SAPM Dr Sania Nishtar was also present on the occasion.

Socio-welfare uplift is govt’s key responsibility: PM

KALLAR SYEDAN: Prime Minister Imran Khan termed uplift of poor and underprivileged segments a key responsibility of the government and said the network of socio-welfare projects would be expanded to benefit the deserving masses. The prime minister, sitting under an

Ehsaas Undergraduate scholarship applications to open on Sept 5

ISLAMABAD: The Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship project steering committee came to the table for the sixth time to review the progress for the outgoing academic session and strategise next steps for 2020-21. The meeting reviewed the overall progress of the Ehsaas

Blast near Ehsaas centre leaves one dead, six injured

KARACHI: A blast occurred near a centre of the Ehsaas Program in Liaquatabad area on Friday leaving one person and six others injured. Contingents of Police and Rangers have reached the site of the incident and are conducting initial investigation.

First phase of Ehsaas Emergency Cash program to continue till July: Nishtar

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Dr Sania Nishtar has said the first phase of Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme will continue till July. While speaking to a private channel, she said an amount

Mismanagement at Ehsaas collection centres in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The government has started the disbursements under the Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme which envisages providing Rs12,000 to twelve million families affected by the pandemic. The funds have been distributed to 4.5 million families in the first phase, while the

Cash handouts to the poor

The government has initiated the largest financial assistance program in the nation’s history, Ehsaas Cash Emergency, to help people affected by the ongoing lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic. Under the program, over 12 million families will receive a one-time payment

Provision of financial assistance would be transparent, non-political: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday assured that provision of financial assistance to poor deserving families under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme would be purely transparent, merit-based and non-political. Speaking in a live telethon of private news channel, the prime

PM launches Ehsaas Kafalat Programme in Mohmand

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday inaugurated the Ehsaas Kafalat Programme at Ghalanai in district Mohmand of Khyber Pakhthunkhwa. Addressing a public gathering, the prime minister said the government is making its best efforts to decrease prices of gas

Sania Nishtar interacts with QAU students on Ehsaas scholarships

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar made a surprise visit to the Quaid-e-Azam University and held a dialogue with students on the Ehsaas Scholarship programme. “This was a critical policy

Cattle, rickshaws, and pushcarts: What is Ehsaas Amdan programme?

Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the Ehsaas Amdan (Income) programme on February 21, one of the several initiatives under the umbrella of the flagship Ehsaas programme. What is the Ehsaas Amdan Programme? The objective of the Ehsaas Amdan programme

PM to inaugurate Ehsaas Amdan programme on Feb 21

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the Ehsaas Amdan (Income) programme on February 21, one of the several initiatives under the umbrella of the flagship Ehsaas programme. The objective of the Ehsaas Amdan programme is to create livelihood opportunities

Nishtar, DG FAO explore ways to drive forward Ehsaas programme

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Sania Nishtar, welcomed the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Mr Qu Dongyu, and his delegation to Ehsaas Secretariat to explore collaborations for the

Facebook can change attitudes towards malnutrition: Nishtar

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar on Saturday said that digital marketing tools on social media were essential to fight malnutrition in the 21st century. Addressing at the launching ceremony of digital campaign

PM directs to ensure full coverage in social protection survey

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed that social protection survey should ensure hundred percent coverage of the population in coordination with local governments and local administration. He was speaking at a briefing regarding formulation of the National Socio Economic

PM launches Ehsaas Financial Inclusion Initiatives

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said financial inclusion is the core of Ehsaas program as poor women are the most vulnerable segment of society. Addressing the launching ceremony of “Ehsaas Financial Inclusion Initiatives”, the prime minister said his

PM to launch flagship Ehsaas Financial Strategy tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday will launch the much anticipated Ehsaas ‘Financial Inclusion Strategy’ in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. Queen Máxima is visiting Pakistan in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary-General’s

PM launches Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Program

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday launched the largest-ever Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Program under which fifty thousand scholarships will be provided to undergraduates each year. Addressing the lauch ceremony, the prime minister hoped that the scholarships to deserving and