Rs13.18 billion given to 1.098m families in 60 hours
ISLAMABAD: Ehsaas has disbursed an amount of Rs 13.18 billion to 1.098 million families all over the country during the 60 hours since beginning of payment process to support the affected people due to lockdown amid COVID-19 crisis. The Ehsaas Emergency Cash payments have been started countrywide on April 9 on the special instructions of the Prime Minister to financially aid more than 12 million deserving families whose incomes are adversely affected by the coronavirus lockdown. Out of the planned 17,000 biometrically enabled Ehsaas cash distribution points, 7,317 have been opened countrywide with special protective measures for COVID-19 to facilitate speedy cash payments to those in need.
Ehsaas has set out special protocols to safeguard Corona preventive measures through Ehsaas Emergency Cash distribution including social distancing, sanitization and hand-washing, ensuring wellness and safety of cash recipients.
The number of cash distribution centers and counters was being increased to prevent over-crowding of beneficiaries, said a news release issued here on Saturday.
Dr. Sania Nishtar, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant to the PM said, “Since the Ehsaas Emergency Cash operations began nationwide on Thursday, Ehsaas has witnessed long queues in some places but in majority of cases, things were orderly and Rs. 12,000 was being given to hundreds of thousands of people in just two days.”
According to details, overall cash distributions were running smooth across the country except few cases. – APP