Over Rs53bn disbursed among deserving families: Sania Nishtar

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar said on Saturday a sum of Rs53.336 billion has been disbursed among 4.444 million deserving families since April 9 under the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme.

Taking to Twitter, she said, “The EhsaasEmergencyCash program payments are underway since April 9, 2020 providing Rs. 12,000 per family financial assistance to 12 million families in need. By 5:00pm, today, Rs. 53.336 billion have been paid to over 4.444 million families.”

She said daily wage workers unable to earn a living these days due to the Covid-19 crisis are being given Rs12,000 so that they can buy rations for next few months while they stay home to be safe.

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