KHANEWAL: An amount of over Rs550 million under Ehsaas Kafalat programme was distributed among 45,384 out of 77,990 people in the district so far.
Deputy Commissioner Agha Zaheer Abbas Sherazi said the amount disbursement under Ehsaas Kafalat programme was continued successfully.
The DC expressed these views during a media briefing on Ehsaas Kafalat programme and steps taken against coronavirus on Friday. DPO Muhammad Ali Waseem was also present on the occasion.
He added that 69 counters were set up at 18 Ehsaas Kafalat campuses for payment of financial assistance. “A total of three coronavirus patients were under treatment in Khanewal district headquarters hospital.”
He further said coronavirus tests of 22 members out of 143 members of the Tableeghi Jamaat were conducted so far from which two were tested positive.
The DPO said FIRs have been lodged against four retailers over embezzlement in payment of financial assistance. He maintained that foolproof security arrangements were ensured at all Ehsaas Kafalat centres.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 18th, 2020.