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  • May 19, 2020

Dr. Nishtar outlines process via video link for reaching out to 6 million category-4 beneficiaries through PM-COVID19 funded Ehsaas Emergency Cash

May 19, 2020 -Islamabad: Immediately following the newly launched disbursal to category-4 beneficiaries through PM-COVID19 fund by the Prime Minister, Dr. Sania Nishtar, PM’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation

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  • May 08, 2020

Disguised in Burqa, Sania visits Ehsaas Payment sites

May 8, 2020 -Islamabad: With the commencement of payments to category-3 beneficiaries on May 8, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation covered herself in Burqa

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  • May 04, 2020

Dr. Sania reviews arrangements at newly opened NADRA centers in Islamabad

May 4, 2020 -Islamabad: On the approval of the federal government, National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) offices have resumed operations today countrywide to facilitate beneficiaries of Ehsaas Emergency Cash

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  • May 02, 2020

PM launches web-portal for COVID-19 livelihood-loss-affectees

May 2, 2020 -Islamabad: The Prime Minister launched a web-portal soliciting applications from those who have lost their livelihoods as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and announced to commit the PM’s COVID-19 Relief

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  • April 29, 2020

Country Director, WFP Pakistan calls on SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar to seek Ehsaas collaborations against COVID-19 context

April 29, 2020 -Islamabad: Chris Kaye, Country Director for World Food Programme Pakistan together with his team called on Dr. Sania Nishtar, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation

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  • April 24, 2020

In the interest of transparency Ehsaas launches Emergency Cash Information Portal; All applicants to get responses within 15 days: Dr. Sania

April 24, 2020 -Islamabad: To ensure transparency, Ehsaas has launched the information portal, making details of Ehsaas Emergency Cash disbursements available to the public

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  • April 23, 2020

Global SUN Movement lauds the multisectoral approach of Ehsaas to tackle malnutrition amid COVID-19 emergency

April 23, 2020 -Islamabad: Through a virtual meeting, Dr. Sania Nishtar, SAPM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation connected with Gerda Verburg

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  • April 23, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar addresses a press conference on Ehsaas Emergency Cash payments: Rs. 68.885 billion disbursed among 5.74 families

April 23, 2020 – Islamabad: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar said that Rs. 68.885 billion have been disbursed

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  • April 22, 2020

PM approves the launch of Ehsaas Emergency Cash Information Portal

April 22, 2020- Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved the launch of an information portal relating to Ehsaas Emergency Cash disbursements

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  • April 22, 2020

Rs. 65.249 billion distributed among 5.437 million families under Ehsaas Emergency Cash in two weeks

April 22, 2020-Islamabd: In two weeks, Ehsaas has distributed Rs.12,000 each to 5.437 million families, overall making it Rs. 65.249 billion

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  • April 22, 2020

Prime Minister visits Ehsaas cash distribution point in Rawalpindi; appreciates arrangements

April 22, 2020 -Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan  said that Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme, which is aimed at providing financial assistance

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  • April 21, 2020

Prime Minister opens the Ehsaas Rashan Portal

April 21, 2020 - Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan opened the Ehsaas Rashan Portal to facilitate the private sector in providing food rations to the most vulnerable affected in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

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  • April 21, 2020

Rs. 59.718 billion disbursed under Ehsaas Emergency Cash program

April 21, 2020 - Islamabad: The disbursement of Rs. 12,000 cash handouts to daily wagers and labourers under Ehsaas Emergency Cash program is ongoing with special COVID-19 protective measures at campsites

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  • April 20, 2020

Radio Program “Raabta”- Payment notifications to all applicants registered for Ehsaas Emergency Cash will be sent in two weeks: Dr. Sania

April 20, 2020-Islamabad: Speaking in a radio program “Raabta” that is a national broadcast, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social protection

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  • April 20, 2020

Ehsaas Emergency Cash- Deadline for registration ends; Rs. 56.968 billion paid out to 4.747 million families in 12 days

April 20, 2020 – Islamabad: 8171 SMS service to identify category-2 and 3 beneficiaries for Ehsaas Emergency Cash program closed on April 19, 2020

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  • April 19, 2020

Dr. Nishtar holds a surprise interaction with Ehsaas Emergency Cash beneficiaries in federal capital

April 19, 2020-Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation visited Ehsaas Emergency Cash campsites

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  • April 19, 2020

Rs. 55.039 billion Ehsaas Emergency Cash transferred to 4.586 million families in 11 days

April 19, 2020 – Islamabad: It has been 11 days, since Ehsaas began cash distribution to low-income households in all provinces of Pakistan including Gilgit-Baltistan, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir

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  • April 18, 2020

Ehsaas Emergency cash worth Rs. 53.336 billion distributed to 4.444 million marginalized households in 10 days

April 18, 2020 -Islamabad: Under the Government of Pakistan’s Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program, daily wage workers who are unable to earn a living these days due to #COVID19 crisis are being given Rs. 12,000

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  • April 17, 2020

Rs. 49.685 billion Ehsaas Emergency Cash paid out to over 4.14 million needy families since April 9

April 17, 2020 – Islamabad: The Ehsaas Emergency Cash program payments are underway since April 9, 2020 providing Rs. 12,000 financial assistance to 12 million deserving families

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  • April 16, 2020

Ehsaas commences 8171 SMS service campaign for the deaf; Ehsaas Emergency Cash worth Rs. 44.194 billion disbursed to 3.682 families in 7 days

Ehsaas has released an informative video for the deaf about 8171 SMS service for Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme. “This is aimed to communicate details of the SMS campaign through sign language

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  • April 16, 2020

President Dr. Arif Alvi distributes ration packs among Railway Coolies at a ceremony organised by Ehsaas

April 16, 2020 -Islamabad: Under the umbrella of Ehsaas, Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal organized a ration distribution ceremony for the coolies (loaders) of Pakistan Railways

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  • April 15, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar visits Ehsaas Emergency Cash distribution campsite in Islamabad

April 15, 2020- Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation visited the cash distribution campsite at IMCG Girls College located at G-10/4

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  • April 15, 2020

Ehsaas Emergency Cash payment commences to category-2 enrolled through 8171; Rs. 37.608 billion emergency cash disbursed by Ehsaas to 3.134 million families

April 15, 2020 -Islamabad: The Ehsaas Emergency Cash program has commenced disbursements to the second category of beneficiaries today. All of them have been enrolled through 8171 SMS service

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  • April 14, 2020

Branchless banking retailers incentivised by the Cabinet; Ehsaas Emergency Cash SMS registration will continue till April 19: Dr. Sania

April 14, 2020: The Ehsaas Emergency Cash program has been ongoing for the last 6 days. More than 2.739 million people have received cash assistance of Rs. 12,000 each that sums up roughly to Rs. 32.87 billion until now.

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  • April 13, 2020

Rs. 25.68 billion Ehsaas Emergency Cash disbursed in the last 5 days. 2.095 million low income families supported

April 13, 2020 – Islamabad: Ehsaas continues disbursing Emergency Cash on the fifth day of its operations to benefit the deserving people from all the four provinces

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  • April 13, 2020

Dr. Sania vows stern action against fraudsters arrested

April 13, 2020 – Islamabad: As the Ehsaas Emergency Cash distribution scales up countrywide, so does the resolve to fight embezzlement and fraudsters on the ground

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  • April 12, 2020

Dr. Sania spends time on a Sunday in the Ehsaas Emergency Call Centre

April 12, 2020: The Ehsaas Emergency Cash advertisements appeared in newspapers today and there was a sudden surge in the number of incoming calls in the Ehsaas call centre

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  • April 12, 2020

Rs. 21.28 billion Ehsaas Emergency Cash withdrawn in the last 4 days. 1.77 million poverty-stricken families helped: Dr. Sania Nishtar

April 12, 2020- Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation briefed the media about on-the ground progress of the Ehsaas Emergency Cash payments

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  • April 11, 2020

Ehsaas disburses Rs. 16.588 billion to 1.382 million people in 60 hours amidst COVID-19 crisis. 40 retailers arrested

April 11, 2020- Islamabad: With special instructions of the Prime Minister, the Ehsaas Emergency Cash payments have been started countrywide on Apr 9, 2020 to financially aid more than 12 million deserving families

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  • April 10, 2020

Prime Minister visits Ehsaas Emergency Cash payment site in Peshawar to reviews arrangements

April 10, 2020 – Peshawar: Prime Minister Imran Khan visited the Ehsaas Emergency Cash payment point in Peshawar and reviewed arrangements

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  • April 09, 2020

Social distancing is priority as Ehsaas commences Emergency Cash Payments

April 9, 2020 - Islamabad: Safeguarding all precautionary measures, the payment process under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program has begun to support the deserving families affected by the lockdown

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  • April 06, 2020

Dr. Sania interacts with laborers to ascertain how Ehsaas Emergency Cash can benefit them

News: April 6, 2020 – Islamabad: To ascertain how labourers and daily wagers are making use of Ehsaas Emergency Cash service 8171, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation

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  • April 06, 2020

Radio Program - Raabta: Transfer of Ehsaas Emergency Cash assistance to deserving families would begin this week: Dr. Sania

News: April 6, 2020 – Islamabad: In the Radio Pakistan’s COVID-19 special program ‘Raabta’ that is a daily national broadcast, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation

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  • April 05, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar addresses a press conference with regard to Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program

April 5, 2020 -Islamabad: Addressing a press conference with Press Information Department, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation explained beneficiary identification process

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  • April 04, 2020

Dr. Sania describes Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program modalities to a wider audience through video link

April 4, 2020 - Islamabad: To apprise the wider audience about details of beneficiary identification criteria and payment mechanism for newly introduced Ehsaas Emergency Cash program

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  • April 02, 2020

Radio Program- Raabta: Dr. Nishtar introduces Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program SMS Service 8171 to masses

News: April 2, 2020 -Islamabad: Participating in Radio Programme Raabta, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar provided details about the SMS service 8171

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  • April 01, 2020

PM launches Ehsaas Emergency Cash initiative worth Rs. 144 billion to support 12 million needy families affected by COVID19 crisis

April 1, 2020 - Islamabad: Prime Minister has launched Ehsaas Emergency Cash program in the context of the economic hardship being experienced by the vulnerable due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis

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  • April 01, 2020

Radio Program- Raabta: Dr. Sania Nishtar elaborates Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program application process for deserving families

News: April 1, 2020 – Islamabad: Through Radio Pakistan’s program, ‘Raabta’, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation apprised listeners that Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan

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  • March 31, 2020

Radio Program -Raabta: Government is determined to defeat COVID-19 and support poor segments of the society: Dr. Nishtar

News: March 31, 2020 – Islamabad: Interacting with listeners in Radio Pakistan’s special program, Raabta, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation

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  • March 26, 2020

Radio Program Raabta: Dr. Nishtar gives Corona disease advice to drive social change

Raising awareness to drive social change, Dr. Sania Nishtar, PM’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation advised

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  • March 25, 2020

Radio Program Raabta: Dr. Nishtar discusses PM’s multi-billion rupees economic relief package to offset adverse impacts of Corona outbreak

In today’s episode of Radio Pakistan’s national hook up program, ‘Raabta’ that aims to create awareness on Corona outbreak

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  • March 24, 2020

Radio Program Raabta: Dr. Nishtar emphasizes on importance of social distancing and self-isolation to fight against Corona emergency

alking about the importance of social distancing and self-isolation to combat the spread of Corona Virus in Pakistan

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  • March 20, 2020

Radio Program Raabta: Dr. Nishtar discusses effective measures taken by government to control Corona outbreak

 To create awareness about Corona virus emergency, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection

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  • March 19, 2020

Radio Program Raabta: Dr. Nishtar briefs masses on statistical developments about Corona pandemic in Pakistan

Connecting with general public through Radio Pakistan’s live national hook up program, ‘Raabta’, Dr. Sania Nishtar,

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  • March 18, 2020

Radio Program Raabta: Dr. Nishtar guides general public on COVID-19 protection and preventive measures

To respond to Corono virus crisis, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation

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  • March 17, 2020

Ehsaas ensures people’s health and wellness in making Kafaalat payments amid Corona outbreak

Since Covid-19 outbreak has now been classified as a pandemic, Ehsaas has come up with preventive measures

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  • March 17, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar holds a new radio program every day to educate masses on Corona Virus

Given the Corona Virus pandemic across Pakistan, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection

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  • March 13, 2020

Dr. Nishtar lauds civil society initiative to scale up girls education program

The British High Commission and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) in partnership with civil society

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  • March 02, 2020

PM grants need based Ehsaas scholarships to leaders of tomorrow

Prime Minster Imran Khan granted Ehsaas undergraduate scholarships for academic year 2019-20 to the first batch

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  • February 28, 2020

Ehsaas scholarships to be first ever state sponsored mega initiative: Dr. Nishtar addresses press conference

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar while addressing a press conference

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  • February 28, 2020

Ehsaas Rural Value Chain Building Committee brings myriad stakeholders to the table to formulate Ehsaas rural value chain framework

The Ehsaas Value Chain Building Committee met today for third time at the Prime Minister’s office to deliberate on strengthening

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  • February 27, 2020

Third Ehsaas Saylani Langar inaugurated in Lodhran to serve 1400 people everyday

Ehsaas inaugurates third Langar to feed the disadvantaged people twice everyday particularly patients.

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  • February 07, 2020

Women Empowerment at the heart of Ehsaas: Dr. Sania delivers keynote at GLWE Roundtable

In continuation of efforts for women empowerment, inclusion and participation in the country’s socioeconomic uplift

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  • February 05, 2020

Dr. Sania makes global recommendations in Geneva to reduce killer diseases

As health leaders gathered in Geneva for the World Health Organization’s Executive Board; Dr. Sania Nishtar,

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  • February 04, 2020

Ehsaas determined to reshaping women entrepreneurship: Dr. Sania

Entrepreneurial women leaders from Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) came to the table

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  • February 04, 2020

Governor GB and Dr. Sania explore federal-provincial collaborations

Governor Gilgit Baltistan, Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon called on Dr. Sania Nishtar, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation

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  • January 18, 2020

Dr. Sania addresses BISP beneficiaries at Khuli Kachehri in Karachi

The Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar has announced

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  • January 15, 2020

ADB Mission calls on Dr. Sania Nishtar to explore collaborative options

The Asian Development Bank Mission called on Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection

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  • November 29, 2019

HRH PRINCESS SARAH ZEID OF JORDAN AND SANIA NISHTAR COMMIT TO ADDRESSING MALNUTRITION IN THE 1000 DAYS WINDOW

November 29, 2019 – Islamabad: HRH Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan today met with Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Nets, in Islamabad to discuss current projects aimed at fighting malnutrition in Pakistan.

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  • October 11, 2019

BISP Board approves a number of pro- poor plans in the realm of education, nutrition and emergency relief to affectees on LOC – October 11, 2019

BISP Board approves a number of pro- poor plans in the realm of education, nutrition and emergency relief to affectees on LOC

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  • October 10, 2019

BISP develops a robust and transparent biometric verification based payment solution to facilitate beneficiaries BISP signs contract with HBL and Bank Alfalah for disbursement

Dr. Sania Nishtar terms the new payment system a step towards good governance

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  • September 16, 2019

Innovative model launched to improve access to family planning services for BISP beneficiaries in Rahim Yar Khan – September 16, 2019

Strong family planning program is imperative for balanced population growth: Innovative model launched to improve access to family planning services for BISP beneficiaries in Rahim Yar Khan

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  • August 28, 2019

President Appreciates BISP Initatives being executed under EHSAAS Program – August 28, 2019

PRESIDENT APPRECIATES BISP INITIATIVES BEING EXECUTED UNDER EHSAAS PROGRAM

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  • July 14, 2019

Ehsaas Governance and Integrity Policy – July 14, 2019

For ancillary organizations of the Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD)

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  • July 08, 2019

BISP being transformed into a Rule and Merit based efficient organization, Says Dr. Sania Nishtar during 33rd BISP Board Meeting – July 08, 2019

BISP BEING TRANSFORMED INTO A RULE AND MERIT BASED EFFICIENT ORGANIZATION, SAYS DR. SANIA NISHTAR DURING 33RD BISP BOARD MEETING

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  • May 31, 2019

Dr. Sania’s Letter to BISP Employees – May 31, 2019

Dr. Sania’s Letter to BISP Employees – May 31, 2019

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  • May 14, 2019

Dr. Sania Nishtar steps down from executive responsibilities at Heartfile

May 14, 2019: Following her appointment as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation with the status of Federal Minister, Dr. Sania has stepped down from all her executive roles in Heartfile. She will continue to be on the board of Heartfile.

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  • May 02, 2019

32ND BOARD MEETING OF BISP HELD IN ISLAMABAD

32ND BOARD MEETING OF BISP HELD IN ISLAMABAD

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  • April 08, 2019

Prime Minister releases the Policy Statement on Ehsaas – April 08, 2019

Prime Minister releases the Policy Statement on Ehsaas

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  • April 01, 2019

Office of the Chairperson BISP – April 01, 2019

Office of the Chairperson BISP

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  • March 20, 2019

BISP Launches Countrywide Beneficiary Awareness Campaign on Tranche Release – March 20, 2019

BISP LAUNCHES COUNTRYWIDE BENEFICIARY AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ON TRANCHE RELEASE

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  • March 12, 2019

31st Board Meeting of BISP Held – March 12, 2019

31st BOARD MEETING OF BISP HELD

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  • March 08, 2019

BISP beneficiaries are females of the poorest strata of society

BISP beneficiaries are females of the poorest strata of society

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  • January 18, 2019

UNGA President Termed BISP as Revolutionary Program – January 18, 2019

UNGA PRESIDENT TERMED BISP AS REVOLUTIONARY PROGRAM

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