May 25 last date to submit Ehsaas Labour Portal applications: Dr Nishtar

Over Rs112 billion distributed among needy under emergency cash programme


​ Our Correspondent May 24, 2020
A file photo of Dr Sania Nishtar

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Dr Sania Nishtar has said that Monday is the last date for submitting applications on Ehsaas Labour Portal.

She made the announcement in a tweet on Saturday.

The Ehsaas Labour Portal was launched by Prime Minister Imran Khan to provide financial assistance of twelve thousand rupees to those rendered jobless by the lockdown imposed in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak. The funds for this purpose will be provided from PM's Covid Relief Fund.

Meanwhile, under the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme, more than Rs112 billion were distributed among 9.2 million people. According to the government’s Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division, the distribution of relief money under the initiative launched to provide financial assistance to the labour class and daily wage earners is in full swing.

According to the statistics of the dashboard formed by the division, under the Ehsaas Cash program, more than Rs112billion have been distributed to help the needy so far.

Out of the amount distributed under the programme, Rs55.25 billion have been given to 44, 78,766 beneficiaries under category one of the programme, Rs38.18 billion to 31,81,724 beneficiaries under category two and Rs18.72 billion to 1,560,253 beneficiaries under category three have been distributed .

It is to be noted that under the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme, a total of Rs144 billion will be distributed among 1,200 million beneficiaries.

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