Sania Nishtar visits Ehsaas Kafalat Registration Desk in Haripur
PESHAWAR: In a quest to draw on lessons from the field, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar paid an impromptu visit to Ehsaas Kafalat registration desks set up by NADRA in Haripur.
The visit aimed to review the self-registration process for deserving women in the Kafalat program, through on spot-checking and feedback from people and officials.
Despite heavy rains, the visit saw long queues of women who had gathered to get themselves registered under the Prime Minister’s Kafalat program under Ehsaas framework.
With the official launch of Ehsaas Kafalat program by the Prime Minister on January 31, 2020, the Kafalat registration desks have been opened up under the first phase across 15 districts of Pakistan including Haripur.
The desks will remain functional for 6 months to facilitate beneficiaries. As part of Ehsaas strategy, implementation of Kafalat program is linked to the readiness of Ehsaas survey National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER), said a news release.
The Ehsaas NSER survey is currently underway in Ehsaas and will be completed this year in three phases.
To ensure inclusion of needy women in the survey process, Ehsaas has mobilized NADRA’s fully equipped self-registration centres in all districts across Pakistan linked to the district-wise completion of the survey.
Dr. Nishtar stood with the applicant women in the queue who had arrived for Kafalat self-registration, took round of the facility and interacted with women and officials to enquire about the current applicant care process and arrangements.
She instructed the concerned officials to facilitate the women in the registration process so that they do not have to wait for long hours. - APP