ISLAMABAD: The government has launched Ehsaas Digital Programme to facilitate women beneficiaries and avoid fraudulent activities in disbursement of payment.
This was briefed by Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar to Prime Minister Imran Khan during his visit to an Ehsaas payment site in the federal capital on Friday, Radio Pakistan reported.
The SAPM said this initiative will save women from visiting banks to get their amounts. “Digital vaults have been provided from where beneficiaries can receive their payments as well as keep their cash.”
She said a grievance system has been integrated with the banks to promptly address any complaint, whereas a ‘next to kin system’ has also been evolved in case of principal beneficiary’s death.
Dr Nishtar said that they have increased the number of beneficiaries of the programme from 4.3 million to seven million.
She further briefed that they have resolved issues encountered in the Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme, making it fraud-proof.
She informed the PM that she personally participates in Radio Pakistan’s Raabta Programme to create awareness among masses and listen to their issues.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on the occasion interacted with the Ehsaas beneficiaries and also inquired about the expansion of the programme.
It is pertinent to mention that Prime Minister Imran Khan on November 14 gave a nod to increasing the number of Ehsaas Kafalat beneficiary families from 4.6 million to 7 million.
Presiding over a meeting, PM Imran had noted that people belonging to low-income segments were badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.