Rs11.49b distributed among 9,57,000 families under Ehsaas Programme in KP
PESHAWAR: Under the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme, around Rs11.49 billion have been distributed among 9,57,000 poor families of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
It was told during a high-level consultative meeting with Additional Chief Secretary Planning and Development, Shakeel Qadir Khan in the chair.
The meeting was attended besides others by the senior officials of planning and development department, attached departments and representatives of International development organizations. The meeting was informed that businesses were being opened phase-wise to help daily wagers and labourers and three months have been given to consumers for payment of gas and electricity bills.
To maintain appropriate storage of food services in districts and ensure its smooth transportation an online dashboard has been introduced which is helping in monitoring food supplies and services in all districts of KP. The meeting discussed strategy for upcoming six months in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.
The planning and development department has already issued necessary guidelines in the aftermath of pandemic and is preparing a comprehensive strategy in line with these guidelines aimed at to minimize negative effects of coronavirus on business and employment sectors. - APP