10 held for defrauding Ehsaas beneficiaries
PESHAWAR: Overall 64 FIRs have been registered countrywide against 72 fraudsters for illegally deducting money from the cash being paid to deserving people under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme.
On several complaints by the people, 36 looters have been arrested in Punjab, 26 in Sindh and 10 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to reports, the arrests were made after complaints received by several beneficiaries of the programme.
Detainees have been handed over to local police for further action. They would be dealt according to the law, said a news release.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar said, “No one would be allowed to illegally deduct any money from Ehsaas Emergency Cash payment to low-income families. - APP