ECC approves mechanism for cash transfers to labourers
ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet Friday approved Criteria and Mechanism for Emergency Cash Assistance to the labourers, whose livelihoods have been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The announcement was made earlier by the Prime Minister and required the formal approval of the ECC, said a press statement issued by the Finance Ministry here.
The meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee was chaired by the Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh.
The Prime Minister on May 3, 2020 had announced that the funds collected through PM’s COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Assistance Fund 2020 would be used to assist the labourers whose livelihood was affected due to the lockdown and its impact on the economy. In his announcement the PM had directed that the funds should be disbursed through Ehsaas Emergency Cash program. – APP