More than 10 million beneficiaries served with Rs. 121 billion cash assistance
Ehsaas Emergency Cash payment crosses the 10 million mark in nine weeks. The program has served more than 10 million beneficiaries since nine weeks of its commencement. The program was launched on April 9, 2020, to extend immediate cash assistance of Rs. 12,000 each to Covid-19 lock down affected families.
Disbursement of Rs 121 Billion
Of the total amount, disbursement of Rs 121 billion is complete. Overall, Rs. 144 billion will be disbursed to more than 12 million families. Dr. Sania Nishtar, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation said, “By the grace of Almighty Allah we have been able to achieve 10 million mark in Cash disbursement. It is within a period of nine weeks”. With the help of district administrations, LEAs, NADRA and partner banks, we will meet our target. It is to serve 12 million by the end of this month” she reiterated.
Cumulatively, so far, 10.019 million deserving families under categories I, II and III have collected financial assistance of Rs.12, 000. This is for each beneficiary that sums up to Rs. 121.67 billion. This disbursement of amount is among the daily wagers, piece-rate workers and labourers till June 11, 2020. It is since the beginning of the payment operation under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program on April 9.
To facilitate the beneficiaries amid Covid-19 pandemic, Ehsaas has set up more than 10,000 payment sites across the country. As per provincial and regional breakdown available on the online Ehsaas disbursements portal, as of today, an amount of Rs. 52.70 billion among 43.42 million beneficiaries in Punjab, Rs.36.63 billion among 30.34 million beneficiaries in Sindh and Rs.22.69 billion has been distributed among 18.45 million beneficiaries of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Till today, disbursement of an amount of Rs.2.12 billion has been among more than 0.172 million beneficiaries in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Rs. 6.5 billion among 0.497 million beneficiaries of Baluchistan, Rs. 0.88 billion among more than 70,000 beneficiaries in Gilgit-Baltistan and Rs.0.56 billion among more than 46,000 beneficiaries of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).