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Over Rs555m distributed among 46,319 beneficiaries

Registered women being provided aid after biometric verification

​ Our Correspondent April 14, 2020
FAISALABAD: Over the last five days, under the Ehsaas Emergency Relief Programme, financial aid of Rs555.828 million had been distributed among 46,319 needy women at 18 centres across the district.

Faisalabad Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mohammad Ali said that as many as 8,739 women were provided financial aid on Monday.

“On the first day, 6,847 women were given aid while 11,313 received the grant on the second day.”

As many as 12,107 women received financial assistance on the third day, while 7,313 were provided aid on the fourth day, the DC revealed.

He added that the registered women were being provided financial aid at all 18 centres in a short period of time after biometric verification. District administration officers, including assistant commissioners (AC), were constantly monitoring all arrangements at the centres.

He maintained that provision of drinking water at the centres, washroom facilities and other necessary arrangements, including seating in shade, was also being ensured.

The deputy commissioner further said that anti-coronavirus measures were also being maintained at the centres. “Women were being seated in chairs at least a metre away from each other in view of the potential spread of the coronavirus.”

The deputy commissioner highlighted that Punjab Police, Army and Rangers personnel were also on duty at the centres.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 14th, 2020.


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