Transparent Ehsas Kafalat program making women socially, financially empowered: Sania Nishtar
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Sania Nishtar Tuesday reiterated that creation of job opportunities for youth and women socially, financially empowerment topmost priority for the government.
Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government Ehsaas Kafaalat Programme would financially empower million deserving women across the country in three phases, she said while talking to a private news channel.
She expressed Ehsas Kafalat program beneficiaries would be given payment through Automated Teller Machine (ATM) under a transparent mechanism and emphasized media to spread more awareness among rural women about the use of ATMs to mitigate fraud in the disbursement of the payment system.
Societies can only be empowered through education and awareness, she said, adding “I personally believe the development of an economy is measured by the development of its women.”
Sania Nishtar said in a bid to control fraud and corruption, biometrically enabled ATMs have been opened for the first time, minimizing interaction with Points of Sales (PoS) agents and touts. – APP