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  • June 13, 2021

Sania convenes joint e-Kacheri through Radio Pakistan and FB

June 13, 2021 – Islamabad: Reaching out the wider national audience, Dr. Sania Nishtar convened the second e-Kacheri of Ehsaas. She was also accompanied by the Ehsaas team. Connecting with masses, Dr. Sania Nishtar replied to questions of live callers who

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  • June 10, 2021

Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Steering Committee reviews disbursement process

June 10, 2021 – Islamabad: The project steering committee of Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship came to the table for the eighth time to review the process of scholarship disbursements for the FY2020/21. Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired the meeting

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  • June 10, 2021

Dr. Sania Nishtar joins Cabinet Ministers to unveil Pak Economic Survey 2020-21

June 10, 2021 – Islamabad: Pakistan Economic Survey 2020-21 was unveiled in a joint press conference by Cabinet Ministers. At the press conference, Minister for Finance Shaukat Tarin was joined by SAPM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr. Sania

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  • June 09, 2021

PM opens the first One Window Ehsaas Center in Islamabad

June 9, 2021 – Islamabad: Prime Minister opened the first One Window Ehsaas Center in Sitara Market Islamabad. Dr. Sania Nishtar briefed the PM on services being offered through a single window, a one-stop shop. Ehsaas One Window Centers will be made in

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  • June 06, 2021

Sania approves Cognitive API architecture for Ehsaas’ One Window Socioeconomic Registry

June 6, 2021- Islamabad: The Cognitive API architecture for Ehsaas’ National Socio-Economic Registry 2021 is one of the six main pillars of ‘One Window Ehsaas’. With the survey, which is building the registry currently 90.5% complete nationwide,

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  • June 05, 2021

Sania chairs 48th meeting of BISP Board

June 5, 2021- Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired the 48th meeting of the board BISP. The meeting approved criteria to ascertain eligibility of beneficiaries for second round of Ehsaas Emergency Cash. The board also granted approval for deployment of advanced

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  • June 03, 2021

Sania and President NBP discuss ways to firm up Ehsaas targeted Karyana subsidies

June 3, 2021 – Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar and President National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) held two meetings this week on potential targeted Karyana subsidies initiative. Senior officials and representatives from Ehsaas and NBP also joined the meeting.

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  • June 02, 2021

Sania joins UN country team retreat 2021

June 2, 2021 – Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited by Julien Harneis, United Nations Resident United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Pakistan to speak on the UN Country Team Retreat 2021. The retreat focused on preparation of

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  • June 02, 2021

Joint statement of ECO countries on poverty alleviation; Pakistan to take the lead: Sania Nishtar

June 2, 2021 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited to keynote the special session on, “Advancing tourism for development and poverty alleviation at the 2nd conference of the Parliamentary Assembly of Economic Cooperation Organization

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  • May 31, 2021

Sania holds the first Ehsaas e-Kacheri

May 31, 2021 – Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar together with senior officials of Ehsaas convened the first e-Kacheri of Ehsaas. The event aimed to connect with Ehsaas beneficiaries and provide them with instructional information about Ehsaas programs and

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  • May 27, 2021

Dr. Sania joins a high-level panel discussion hosted by WEF and WHO

May 27, 2021 – Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar joined a high-level panel discussion at the World Health Assembly side event on, “Hepatitis Elimination”. The event was hosted by World Economic Forum, World Health Organization and the Hepatitis Fund. Dr.

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  • May 26, 2021

Ehsaas to train children of Kafaalat beneficiaries on financial and digital literacy

May 26, 2021 – Islamabad: With SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar in chair, a meeting was held to take stock of the key findings of the qualitative study with Ehsaas Kafaalat beneficiaries. The study was commissioned by Ehsaas in collaboration with Asian

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  • May 26, 2021

ECC okays Rs48bn for phase II of Ehsaas Emergency Cash handouts

May 26, 2021 – Islamabad: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet approved the launch of second phase of the Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme (EECP) worth Rs. 48 Billion, under which Rs.12,000 would be provided to each of the 4

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  • May 25, 2021

Dr. Sania keynotes the first High-level Women Forum held in China

May 25, 2021- Kunming: Dr. Sania Nishtar keynoted the first ‘High-level Women Forum’ held in in Kunming city of China to mark the 70th Anniversary of Pak-China diplomatic relations. Moin ul Haque, Ambassador of Pakistan to China hosted the event.

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  • May 24, 2021

PM launches Ehsaas Savings Wallets Initiative; UNSGSA Queen Maxima congratulates Ehsaas on the launch

May 24, 2021 – Islamabad, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan during his visit to Ehsaas Kafaalat payment site in Islamabad launched ‘Ehsaas Savings Wallets’ (Ehsaas Bachat Accounts) pilot initiative for 7 million Kafaalat beneficiaries. PM was given the

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  • May 21, 2021

Sania tracks progress of Ehsaas’ executing agencies through new M&E dashboard

May 21, 2021 – Islamabad: Immediately after Eid holidays, Dr. Sania Nishtar convened a series of review meetings this past week with all four executing agencies of Ehsaas including BISP, PPAF, PBM, TVO and Ehsaas Delivery Unit (EDU). With the monitoring

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  • May 21, 2021

Ehsaas Vendor Support Group meets to explore options for improving street vending ecosystem

May 21, 2021 – Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired the fourth meeting of Ehsaas Vendor Support Group. The meeting discussed ways to improve the street vending ecosystem under  'Ehsaas Rehri Baan' initiative. Ehsaas Vendor Support Group has been set up at

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  • May 20, 2021

Sania reviews PBM’s performance under Ehsaas

May 20, 2021 – Islamabad: Dr. Sania conducted a stocktake meeting with the Managing Director Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM), Malik Zaheer Abbas and his team to review operations for Panagahs, Ehsaas Koye Bhooka Na Soye (food truck) Dar-ul-Ehsaas

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  • May 20, 2021

Sania convenes in-depth review of Ehsaas National Poverty Graduation Initiative

May 20, 2021 – Islamabad: With SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar in chair, a meeting was held with Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) to take stock of the National Poverty Graduation Initiative being executed under the Ehsaas umbrella. The meeting tracked

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  • May 20, 2021

Provincial Minister for Education Punjab calls on Dr. Sania Nishtar

May 20, 2021: Dr. Sania Nishtar was called on by Murad Raas, Provincial Minister for Education Punjab. Murad Raas briefed Dr. Sania about the forthcoming school meals programme. Currently, Punjab Government is envisioning a large scale meals programme

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  • May 20, 2021

Ehsaas and NBP explore ways to collaborate under Ehsaas targeted subsidies

May 20, 2021 – Islamabad: A virtual meeting was held between Dr. Sania Nishtar and President National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) to explore collaborations. The meeting discussed potential partnership under the forthcoming targeted subsidies programme for Ehsaas

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  • May 19, 2021

Dr. Sania stocktakes TVO operations

May 19, 2021 – Islamabad: At the Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division, Dr. Sania convened a review meeting with the management of Trust for Voluntary Organizations (TVO). The meeting tracked the progress to-date, and discussed ways to further

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  • May 18, 2021

Dr. Sania reviews cadence of Ehsaas Delivery Unit operations

May 18, 2021 – Islamabad: With the Secretary of the Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division and Ehsaas Delivery Unit (EDU) team, Dr. Sania Nishtar assessed the implementation and delivery of over 140 Ehsaas programmes and initiatives through the

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  • May 18, 2021

Sania speaks at UNDP and ILO's Global Dialogue on Social Protection for people living with HIV

May 18, 2021 – News York: Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited to speak at a Global Dialogue on, “Connecting the Dots on Social Protection” via video link. Co-hosted by UNDP and ILO, the dialogue brought together stakeholders to discuss how social protection

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  • May 17, 2021

Dr. Sania convenes detailed review meeting with BISP

May 17, 2021 - Islamabad: To review the Ehsaas 8171 service and the ongoing Ehsaas Kafaalat operations nationwide, Dr. Sania Nishtar convened a full day meeting with the BISP team working on these programmes. BISP is one of the 34 executing agencies of

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  • May 16, 2021

PM felicitates Dr. Sania and Ehsaas team over the WB’s listing of EEC amongst the top four social protection initiatives in the world

May 16, 2021 – Islamabad: Prime Minister congratulated Alleviation Dr. Sania Nishtar and Ehsaas team over the World Bank's listing of Ehsaas Emergency Cash (EEC) program amongst the top four social protection initiatives in the world. In a tweet today, he

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  • May 14, 2021

World Bank recognizes Ehsaas Emergency Cash among top 4 social protection interventions globally in terms of number of people covered

May 14, 2021- Islamabad: The World Bank has just released a report on “global social protection responses to Covid-19”. This report is called the “living paper” and it is a partnership effort involving 18 co-authors and a large number of contributors; the

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  • May 13, 2021

Dr. Sania visits Eidhi Home on Eid Day

May 13, 2021 – Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar visited Edhi home on the first day of Eid. During the visit, she interacted with homeless girls and women, listened to their heart wrenching stories and encouraged them. She also appreciated the contributions of Edhi

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  • May 11, 2021

Dr. Sania reviews EKBNS Iftar distribution operations in Islamabad

May 11, 2021 – Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar reviewed 'Ehsaas Koye Bhooka Na Soye' (EKBNS) Iftar distribution operations in the suburbs of Islamabad. She reviewed the food distribution arrangements through the food truck introduced under the EKBNS

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  • May 07, 2021

Government of UAE gifts 49 tonnes dry ration to Ehsaas

May 7-2021 – Islamabad: The Government of United Arab Emirates (UAE) has gifted 49 tonnes of dry ration for Pakistan’s Ehsaas programme. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety, Dr. Sania Nishtar formally received the

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  • May 07, 2021

Dr. Sania chairs the third meeting of Ehsaas Tahafuz Steering Committee

The third meeting of steering committee of Ehsaas Tahafuz took place at Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD). Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired the meeting. The steering took important decisions with regard to scale up of the existing Tahafuz pilot,

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  • May 06, 2021

Ehsaas convenes the third meeting of Ehsaas’ Vendor Support Group

May 6, 2021 - Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired the third meeting of Ehsaas Vendor Support Group, to discuss the expansion of 'Ehsaas Rehribaan' pilot. The meeting brought together Amer Ali Ahmed Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA); Syeda

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  • May 06, 2021

Dr. Sania calls on Finance Minister to discuss financial modalities of upcoming Ehsaas targeted subsidies

May 6, 2021 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar called on the Minister for Finance and Revenue, Shaukat Tarin at the Finance Division Islamabad. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Revenue Dr. Waqar Masood and Secretary Finance Division also

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  • May 06, 2021

Dr. Sania and Dr. Faisal convene final consultation to firm up Ehsaas Catastrophic Health Expenditure Policy

May 6, 2021 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar and SAPM Dr. Faisal Sultan held a final consultative meeting to jointly review and firm up the ‘Ehsaas Catastrophic Health Expenditure Policy’ which is on the anvil. The said policy is being formulated to

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  • May 06, 2021

Sania keynotes UN-ECOSOC Development Cooperation Forum 2021

May 6, 2021 - New York: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Munir Akram in his capacity as the President of United Nations’ Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UN-ECOSOC) convened the 7th biennial high-level Development

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  • May 05, 2021

Dr. Sania speaks to all DCs of Balochistan in presence of CS Balochistan

May 5, 2021- Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar together with senior officials convened Ehsaas briefing with Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners of Balochistan. The virtual meeting was held on special invitation of Chief Secretary Balochistan. The aim of the

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  • May 04, 2021

Dr. Sania speaks at the Asian Development Bank’s annual meeting seminar on gender equality

May 4, 2021- Manila: Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited to speak at Asian Development Bank (ADB) annual meeting. The high-level virtual meeting seminar focused discussions on a woman-focused recovery for a more inclusive post-COVID 19 future. Alongside

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  • May 04, 2021

Sania reviews arrangements for the first One Window Ehsaas Center

May 4, 2021 – Islamabad: Part of the forthcoming One Window Ehsaas Initiative, preparations are in full swing to open the first, ‘Physical One Window Ehsaas Center’ in the federal capital. To review arrangements, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar visited the site along

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  • May 03, 2021

Dr. Sania convenes meeting on Ehsaas Tahafuz Donation management system

May 3, 2021- Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar held a team meeting to review the Ehsaas Tahafuz Donation Management System which is on the anvil. The meeting reviewed efficiency and integrity features of the online portal for funds generation under Ehsaas Tahafuz

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  • May 03, 2021

Dr. Sania meets ‘Ehsaas Rehribaans’ to gains insights for refining street vending ecosystem

Islamabad – May 3, 2021: Dr. Sania Nishtar visited the ‘Ehsaas Rehribaan’ site in G-11 Markaz of the federal capital to interact with street vendors who have been provided with improved carts and training to streamline local vending activities. The

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  • May 01, 2021

Ehsaas hosts a Labour Day webinar on e-launch of ‘Mazdoor Ka Ehsaas Report’

May 1, 2021 – Islamabad: In celebration of Labour Day 2021, Ehsaas hosted a webinar to e-launch, “Mazdoor Ka Ehsaas (MKE) Report”. The webinar was co-chaired by SAPM on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Dr. Sania Nishtar and SAPM on

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  • April 30, 2021

PM inaugurates 3 important Ehsaas initiatives in GB

April 30, 2021: Prime Minister Imran Khan during his visit to Gilgit Baltistan inaugurated the three major Ehsaas programmes in Gilgit Baltistan (GB). PM announced the provincewide roll out of Ehsaas Nashonuma, Ehsaas secondary education stipends and

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  • April 29, 2021

Dr. Sania convenes meeting of ‘Ehsaas Vendor Support Group’

Apr 29, 2021 – Islamabad: At the Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD), Dr. Sania Nishtar presided a meeting of Ehsaas Vendor Support Group, to review the progress of 'Ehsaas Rehri Baan' initiative.

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  • April 28, 2021

Sania chairs Expert Committee meeting of Ehsaas Tahafuz

April 28, 2021 - Islamabad: A meeting of Ehsaas Tahafuz Expert Committee was convened at Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division. Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired the meeting. The Expert Committee reviewed the current Tahafuz packages being offered

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  • April 28, 2021

Sania assesses pilot operations of Ehsaas Tahafuz in Holy Family Hospital Rawalpindi

April 28, 2021 - Rawalpindi: Dr. Sania Nishtar along with her team made a visit to Holy Family Hospital Rawalpindi to asses pilot operations of Ehsaas Tahafuz. She held a meeting with team of medical experts, hospital administrators and programme verifiers.

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  • April 28, 2021

PM opens ‘Ehsaas: Koye Bhooka Na Soye Fund’ for public donations

April 28, 2021 – Islamabad: On the Prime Minister’s special instructions, ‘Ehsaas: Koye Bhooka Na Soye Fund’ has now been established to solicit public donations for expansion of ‘Ehsaas Koye Bhooka Na Soye’ programme nationwide. Public can deposit

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  • April 26, 2021

Dr. Sania and UNICEF explore options to expand Ehsaas collaborations

April 26, 2021 – Islamabad: A meeting of SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was held with the UNICEF’s Social Policy team to discuss possibilities for more deeper engagement under Ehsaas. The meeting broadly explored options for expanding collaborations on social

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  • April 26, 2021

Dr. Sania chairs the 47th BISP Board meeting

April 26, 2021 - Islamabad: The 47th board meeting of BISP was held at the BISP headquarters, Islamabad with SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar in chair. The board meeting was attended by Yusuf Khan Secretary BISP, Muhammad Ali Shahzada Secretary Poverty

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  • April 23, 2021

PM distributes Ehsaas Kafaalat stipends among newly enrolled households in Murree

Apr 23, 2021 - Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Murree to distribute Kafaalat stipends among newly enrolled households. All new beneficiaries were paid a sum of Rs. 12,000 covering the period Jan - Jun 2021. Ruqayya, Zaitoon Fatima,

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  • April 22, 2021

Sania attends Economic Advisory Committee meeting

Apr 22, 2021 – Islamabad: SAPM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr. Sania Nishtar, was invited to join the meeting of Economic Advisory Committee (EAC) as an official member. The meeting was presided by Minister for Finance and Revenue

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  • April 20, 2021

Dr. Sania briefs new Finance Minister on Ehsaas targeted subsidy programme

April 20, 2021 – Islamabad: A meeting was held between SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar, Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen, SAPM Dr. Waqar Masood Khan and Secretary Finance to discuss the targeted commodity subsidy programme, coming under the umbrella

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  • April 19, 2021

SAPM Dr. Sania and SAPM Dr. Faisal discuss Ehsaas Catastrophic Health Expenditure Policy

April 19, 2021 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar and SAPM Dr. Faisal Sultan met in Islamabad to discuss the the ‘Ehsaas Catastrophic Health Expenditure Policy’. The policy is currently in the pipeline to dovetail Ehsaas Tahafuz programme

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  • April 17, 2021

CM GB and Dr. Sania agree on accelerated Ehsaas collaboration in GB

Apr 17, 2021 – Islamabad: Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan (GB), Muhammad Khalid Khursheed and Dr. Sania Nishtar with her team met in Islamabad. During the meeting, there was a strong agreement on the accelerated engagement around Ehsaas in GB. The CM

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  • April 16, 2021

PM reviews Ehsaas Kafaalat disbursal operations in Sukkur, Sindh

April 16, 2021 – Islamabad: Prime Minister during his visit to Sukkur district of Sindh visited a payment site-camp to review the Ehsaas Kafaalat disbursal operations that have just begun this week. At the site, PM joined the Kafaalat beneficiary women to

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  • April 14, 2021

Sania and UN-ASG of SUN discuss opportunities in nutrition

April 14, 2021-Geneva: Dr. Sania Nishtar held a virtual meeting with Gerda Verburg, Coordinator and UN Assistant Secretary-General, Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. The meeting discussed forthcoming renewal of the SUN movement and

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  • April 14, 2021

Radio Program Raabta: Dr. Sania creates awareness on recently opened Ehsaas 8171 service

April 14, 2021 – Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar answered the frequently asked questions of Ehsaas Kafaalat beneficiaries in Radio Pakistan’s national broadcast, “Raabta”. The program was held to create awareness among masses about the newly opened Ehsaas

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  • April 13, 2021

Ehsaas 8171 scheme opens

April 13, 2021 – Islamabad: Ehsaas has opened 8171 SMS campaign enabling the new deserving households to check their eligibility under Ehsaas Kafaalat. Dr. Sania Nishtar said that the deserving families desiring to find out their eligibility status in the Kafaalat

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  • April 12, 2021

Dr. Sania keynotes the book launch hosted by the Centre for Afghanistan, Middle East & Africa

April 12, 2021 – Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited to keynote the official launch of the first edited book of the Centre for Afghanistan, Middle East & Africa (CAMEA) at the Institute of Strategic Studies (ISSI). The book was titled, ‘The Covid Challenge:

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  • April 12, 2021

Ehsaas Kafaalat payments (Jan to Jun 2021) begin nationwide

April 12, 2021 – Islamabad: Ehsaas Kafaalat payments to beneficiaries have commenced throughout the country. Ehsaas has set up over 1600 payment camps nationwide, starting this week. Each beneficiary is being paid Rs. 12,000 covering the period January

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  • April 12, 2021

Dr. Sania convenes an online meeting with regard to bank account opening for EKBNS donations

April 12, 2021 – Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar convened an online consultative meeting to discuss the final modalities of the ‘Ehsaas Koi Booka Na Soye (EKBNS) Bank Account and Fund” before information about it is released publicly. 

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  • April 12, 2021

Sania joins the World Bank’s virtual mission on Human Capital Review

April 12, 2021 – Islamabad: At the virtual mission on Human Capital Review (HCR) held by the World Bank, Dr. Sania Nishtar was joined by Lire Ersado, Practice Leader; Syud Amer Ahmed, Senior Economist; Ali Nadeem Qureshi, Social Protection Specialist

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  • April 11, 2021

PM inaugurates multi-city roll out of Ehsaas Koi Bhooka Na Soye before Ramadan

April 11, 2021 – Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the expansion of the Ehsaas Koi Bhooka Na Soye (EKBNS) programme to three major cities of Punjab and KP before the month of Ramadan. The upscaled EKBNS programme will serve free

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  • April 09, 2021

Dr. Sania and Governor SBP meet to discuss the Ehsaas targeted subsidy programme

April 9, 2021 – Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar was called on by Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Dr. Reza Baqir in Islamabad. The meeting discussed progress with regard to the planning and execution

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  • April 09, 2021

Sania holds a consultative meeting on Ehsaas Street Hawkers’ Initiative

April 9, 2021- Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar convened a meeting with Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) to explore options for the potential street hawkers’ initiative under the Ehsaas framework. The meeting took place physically

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  • April 08, 2021

Ehsaas pioneers orphanage living standards, the first in the Muslim World

Apr 8, 2021 – Islamabad: In a special launching event, Dr. Sania Nishtar unveiled the new Ehsaas’ standards for private sector orphanages. This is the first time not just in Pakistan but also across the Muslim World that such a historic initiative has been taken

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  • April 07, 2021

Sania appraises Ehsaas Tahafuz operations at Holy Family Hospital Rawalpindi

Apr 7, 2021 – Rawalpindi: To commemorate the World Health Day 2021, Dr. Sania Nishtar visited the Ehsaas Facilitation Center in Holy Family Hospital (HFH), Rawalpindi to appraise operations of the Ehsaas Tahafuz that is currently in its pilot phase. During the

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  • April 05, 2021

Sania talks about the “Invisible Scaffold” at the World Bank-IMF spring meetings 2021

April 5, 2021: At the World Bank-International Monetary Fund annual spring meetings 2021, a webinar was held titled, ‘the IMF’s Engagement on Social Protection’, wherein SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited to present Pakistan’s perspective on bolstering

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  • April 04, 2021

Sania reviews ‘Ehsaas Koi Bhooka Na Soye’ operations in Rawalpindi

April 4, 2021 – Rawalpindi: Dr. Sania Nishtar visited 'Ehsaas Koi Bhooka Na Soye'(EKBNS) food distribution point in Murree Road, Rawalpindi to review truck kitchen operations. At the venue, she inspected the quality of food and service and interacted

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  • April 03, 2021

Dr. Nishtar keynotes the IBA panel discussion on sustainable development

April 3, 2021 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar keynoted a panel discussion titled ‘Sustainable Development: Inequality and Inclusive Growth’ that took place amongst UNDP Pakistan Resident Representative Knut Ostby, IBA Executive Director Dr. S.

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  • April 03, 2021

Ehsaas to introduce stipends in July to promote secondary education

April 3, 2021 - Islamabad: With SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar in chair, the board approved the first of its kind Ehsaas’ secondary education conditional cash transfer (CCT) programme for deserving households to send their children to secondary schools

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  • April 02, 2021

Governor SBP calls on Dr. Sania Nishtar

Apr 2, 2021- Islamabad: Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Dr. Reza Baqir  called on Dr. Sania Nishtar at Ehsaas offices in Islamabad.

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  • April 02, 2021

Three Federal Ministers come to the table to discuss Ehsaas’ targeted subsidy programme

April 2, 2021 – Islamabad: Special Assistant to the PM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr. Sania Nishtar, Federal Minister for Industries and Production Muhammad Hammad Azhar and Dr. Ishrat Hussain Advisor to PM for Institutional Reforms

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  • April 01, 2021

Sania chairs the 5th Risk Management and Assurance Committee meeting of BISP Board

April 1, 2021 – Islamabad: The meeting of the Risk Management and Assurance Committee of the BISP board took place at BISP headquarters in Islamabad. The meeting was presided by SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar.

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  • April 01, 2021

Sania Nishtar represents Pakistan at the World Bank’s annual meeting

Apr 1, 2021: Dr. Sania Nishtar joined the high-level ministerial roundtable with Ministers from around the world as part of expert panel on “Financing SDG2: Addressing Hunger and Malnutrition in the wake of COVID-19”.

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  • March 31, 2021

Sania visits TVO to meet board members and management

March 31, 2021 – Islamabad: The Trust for Voluntary Organisations (TVO) convened its 138th board meeting under the umbrella of Ehsaas. Before the meeting, Dr. Sania Nishtar visited TVO and spoke to board members and management.

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  • March 29, 2021

Sania convenes meeting with UNDP to discuss options for more deeper collaborations

March 29, 2021 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Nishtar convened a virtual meeting with UNDP Pakistan to discuss options for more deeper collaborations between Ehsaas and UNDP Pakistan. From the UNDP side, Knut Ostby, Resident Representative; Aliona Niculita,

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  • March 29, 2021

SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar and SAPM Shehzad Arbab meet to discuss Ehsaas’ Delivery Unit system

March 29, 2021 – Islamabad: A meeting was held between SAPM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr. Sania Nishtar and SAPM on Establishment Shehzad Arbab to discuss Ehsaas’ Delivery Unit and performance management systems

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  • March 28, 2021

Ehsaas conducts telephonic survey with Kafaalat beneficiaries

March 28, 2021- Islamabad: To ascertain which mode of communication is most beneficial for Kafaalat beneficiaries, Ehsaas conducted a telephonic survey over the weekend. Results indicated that the most beneficial route of communication with Ehsaas

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  • March 27, 2021

Dr. Sania joins the launching ceremony of the Human Security Institute

March 27, 2021 – Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar launched The Human Security Institute (THSI) that is a think tank of National and International competence working for the cause of Human Security at all cadres. A wide array of stakeholders and practitioners,

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  • March 25, 2021

SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar joins a high-level panel hosted by IPC-IG

March 25, 2021: At the high-level panel discussion convened by International Policy Center for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), ODI and GIZ, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar presented a complementary policymaking viewpoint from Pakistan, based on her work

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  • March 24, 2021

Nishtar joins consultative meeting on Direct Cash

March 24, 2021-Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar along with senior Ehsaas officials joined a consultative meeting on the ‘Re-launching of Direct Cash’ with Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan, London School of Economics and Massachusetts Institute

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  • March 24, 2021

Sania chairs Ehsaas Governance Observatory’s stocktake meeting

Islamabad – March 24, 2021: Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired a stocktake meeting for the Ehsaas Governance Observatory. The Governance Observatory was established in June 2020 to monitor adherence to the Ehsaas Governance and Integrity Policy

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  • March 22, 2021

Sania visits G-11 Markaz Islamabad to review the street hawkers’ economy

Mar 22, 2021 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar made a visit to G-11 Markaz in Islamabad to interact with street vendors. The visit aimed to review street hawkers’ economy first hand and to realize the positive role and potential of street vendors in supporting

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  • March 22, 2021

Dr. Sania speaks on Human and Food Security at National Security Workshop

March 22, 2021- Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited to speak on "Human and Food Security, Population Bulge & Poverty Alleviation in Pakistan", at the National Security Workshop organized by Institute for Strategic Studies Research & Analysis

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  • March 21, 2021

CM Gilgit Baltistan inaugurates Ehsaas Nashonuma Centre in Kharmang

March 21, 2021- Kharmang: Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Khalid Khursheed opened Ehsaas Nashonuma Centre in Kharmang district of Gilgit Baltistan. In the first phase of Ehsaas Nashonuma programme, 48 Nashonuma Centres are being opened

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  • March 20, 2021

Pakistan’s Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme averted an economic catastrophe: IPC-IG

Mar 20, 2021 -Brazil: A new report released by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) found that Pakistan’s innovative emergency cash programme helped avert an economic catastrophe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report titled,

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  • March 19, 2021

Ehsaas steering committee approves transition of Waseela-e-Taleem Digital to secondary level schooling

March 19, 2021- Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired the steering committee meeting of Waseela-e-Taleem Digital wherein the committee members and experts took a decision to roll out an education stipend programme for secondary education under Ehsaas.

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  • March 19, 2021

Sania reviews execution arrangements for One Window Ehsaas Center in Islamabad

Mar 19, 2021 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar spent an afternoon on site reviewing execution arrangements for the One-Window Ehsaas Physical Center. Senior officials and representatives from all Ehsaas executing and partnering agencies including

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  • March 19, 2021

SAPM Dr. Sania and Federal Minister Hammad Azhar witness the deployment of Ehsaas targeted subsidy pilot

Mar 19, 2021 – Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar and Federal Minister Muhammad Hammad Azhar visited Utility Store in G-9 Markaz, Islamabad to witness the deployment of Ehsaas targeted subsidy pilot with Ehsaas recipients. Ehsaas and Utility Stores Corporation

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  • March 18, 2021

Dr. Sania speaks at the Islamabad Security Dialogue

March 18, 2021- Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar spoke at the Islamabad Security Dialogue 2021 on, ‘Instituting a human security paradigm’ organized by the National Security Division. The dialogue provided a platform for critical thinking and robust intellectual

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  • March 18, 2021

Ehsaas completes IT integration with Utility Stores Corporation

March 18, 2021 – Islamabad: The government has taken a fundamental decision that subsidies should be targeted to benefit the poor rather than being untargeted. Previously, untargeted subsidy programmes contributed to increase in inequality

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  • March 17, 2021

Sania chairs final meeting on the Ehsaas Private Sector Engagement Policy

March 17, 2021 – Islamabad: At the Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD), Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired the final meeting on the upcoming Ehsaas Private Sector Engagement Policy (EPSEP). The objective of EPSEP is to engage and facilitate

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  • March 15, 2021

Nishtar meets Finance Minister to flesh out details of targeted commodities scheme

March 15, 2021-Islamabad: Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar met Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh at Finance Division in Islamabad. The meeting aimed to deliberate further on and flesh out details around the targeted commodities

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  • March 15, 2021

Ehsaas Tahafuz and Sehat Sahulat will work together towards the goal of UHC: Nishtar

March 15, 2021 – Islamabad: Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired a webinar on Sehat Sahulat programme which was organized by Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE). Speakers included Dr. Faisal Rifaq, CEO Sehat Sahulat Program

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  • March 11, 2021

Nishtar called on by Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan

March 11, 2021 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was called on by H.E. Kuninori Matsuda, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan. The meeting took place at Ehsaas offices in Islamabad. Alongside, Secretary Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division,

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  • March 10, 2021

Sania convenes policy discourse for prospective commercialization of specialized nutritious food under Ehsaas

March 10, 2021 - Islamabad: With SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar in chair, Ehsaas convened a consultative meeting on, ‘Prospective Commercialization of the Specialized Nutritious Foods (SNFs) Policy’ with Ehsaas Nashonuma stakeholders.

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  • March 10, 2021

Govt taking measure for women inclusion in economic development: Nishtar

March 10, 2021 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar said that Pakistani women are very talented, goal-oriented, and entrepreneurial. Therefore, she said, that the current government is taking multiple initiatives for enhancing their role in the

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  • March 10, 2021

Ehsaas Koi Bhooka Na Soye: PM kicks off meals-on-wheels pilot

March 10, 2021-Islamabad: A ground-breaking ceremony of ‘Ehsaas Koi Bhooka Na Soye’ (EKBNS) was held in the federal capital wherein Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the two Ehsaas food trucks that would serve free cooked food at various points

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  • March 08, 2021

Sania Nishtar speaks at the IWD webinar hosted by FAO

March 8, 2021: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited to speak at the International Women’s Day webinar on, “Food Systems and Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world” hosted by Food and Agriculture Organization. The event

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  • March 08, 2021

Nishtar keynotes the the IWD virtual forum organized by Pak Embassy in US

March 8, 2021: ‘Pakistani-American Women Leaders: Change-makers and Innovators'- virtual forum was convened by Pakistan’s Embassy in Washington DC. SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was a keynote speaker at the forum. Dr. Asad Majeed Khan, Pakistani

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  • March 08, 2021

Nishtar shares the women centred post-COVID Ehsaas Strategy at the WEF’s IWD event

March 8, 2021: At the World Economic Forum’s virtual global event themed, “Women, Leadership and a Pandemic”, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar shared details about the gender responsive post-Covid Ehsaas Strategy in particular, higher stipend amount for girls

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  • March 08, 2021

Sania joins The Lancet series panel on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2021: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited to speak at the webinar around, ‘The Lancet Series on Women and Children Undernutrition Progress’. The session was organized by Aga Khan University, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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  • March 08, 2021

PM briefed on proposed Ehsaas food stamp programme

March 8, 2021- Islamabad: In a meeting at the PM House, the Prime Minister gave directions to proceed with the detailed conceptualization of a new programme under Ehsaas to target commodity subsidies. The meeting was attended by SAPM Dr. Sania

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  • March 04, 2021

Ehsaas working to improve ecosystem for Street Hawkers

Islamabad - March 4, 2021: Aimed at setting up a collaborative framework for the forthcoming Ehsaas Street Hawkers’ Initiative, an MoU was inked in a meeting held at the Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD) in presence of SAPM

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  • March 02, 2021

Pak-China collaboration around poverty alleviation on the anvil

March 2, 2021 – Islamabad: H. E. Nong Rong, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan called on SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar. Secretary Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD), Muhammad Ali Shahzada was also present. During the meeting, Chinese

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  • February 26, 2021

One Window Ehsaas opening soon

Feb26, 2021 – Islamabad: At the Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD), SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar convened a final consultative meeting with all four executing agencies of Ehsaas to discuss the policy and roll out plan for the forthcoming

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  • February 25, 2021

Ehsaas awarded for steering transparent Ehsaas Emergency Cash disbursements at NFEH’s 13th International CSR Summit and Awards-2021

Feb 25, 2021 – Islamabad: At the 13th International CSR Summit and Awards 2021 organised by the National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH), Ehsaas was conferred with Special Annual CSR Award 2021 for steering transparent Ehsaas

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  • February 25, 2021

Rs. 5 billion being ploughed into Ehsaas Interest Free Loan

Feb 25, 2021 – Islamabad: Islamabad - February 25, 2021: With the new injection of Rs. 5 Billion to upscale Ehsaas Interest Free Loan (IFL) programme, being ploughed by the government of Pakistan, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar convened a review meeting

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  • February 24, 2021

Radio Program Raabta: Sania Nishtar answers FAQs on Ehsaas Survey and Kafaalat

Feb 24, 2021 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar answered the frequently asked questions (FAQs) of Ehsaas beneficiaries in Radio Pakistan’s national broadcast, “Raabta”. The program is held every Wednesday to create awareness among public

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  • February 24, 2021

Dr. Nishtar holds news conference to open Ehsaas survey in Sargodha

Feb 24, 2021 – Sargodha: Addressing a news conference in Sargodha, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar formally opened Ehsaas survey in the district. With the accelerated execution of the Ehsaas survey post-COVID-19, this was the fifth news briefing by Nishtar in a month.

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  • February 24, 2021

Radio Program Raabta: Sania Nishtar answers FAQs on Ehsaas Survey and Kafaalat

Feb 24, 2021 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar answered the frequently asked questions (FAQs) of Ehsaas beneficiaries in Radio Pakistan’s national broadcast, “Raabta”. The program is held every Wednesday to create awareness among public

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  • February 22, 2021

Seventh Steering Committee Meeting for Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship approves Rs. 6.53 Billion for 67,000 scholarships in 2020-21

Feb 22, 2021 – Islamabad: The steering committee for Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship met with the SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar in chair to stocktake the progress and approve the budget for the academic year 2020-21. In this regard, the committee approved

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  • February 18, 2021

Nishtar chairs Ehsaas Amdan’s first anniversary review meeting

Feb 18, 2021 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired the stocktake meeting with Ehsaas Amdan implementing partners. The meeting virtually tracked the progress of Ehsaas Amdan being implemented in 388 rural union councils of 23 poorest districts across

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  • February 16, 2021

Sania Nishtar joins the SBP hosted panel on ‘Banking on Equality Policy’

Feb 16, 2021 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar joined the panel on ‘the Banking on Equality Policy’ hosted by State Bank of Pakistan. The virtual session held practical discussions amongst the participants to help fine-tune the policy and develop the future

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  • February 15, 2021

Dr. Nishtar releases a compilation of 40 instructional videos to create awareness for new enrollees in Ehsaas Kafaalat

Feb 15, 2021 – Islamabad: Payments to new Ehsaas Kafaalat beneficiaries who are being enrolled through the ongoing Ehsaas survey have commenced last week. To create awareness among masses in this regard, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar has released a series of 40

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  • February 12, 2021

Nishtar briefs Advisor Establishment on Ehsaas’ digital dashboards

Feb 12, 2021 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar met with the Advisor Establishment, Shahzad Arbab to apprise him of efforts being done under Ehsaas to track delivery against performance contracts with the Prime Minister, and the digital dashboards

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  • February 12, 2021

Sania Nishtar chairs the Design Committee meeting of Ehsaas

Feb 12, 2021 – Islamabad: Under the chair of SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar, Technical Design Committee of Ehsaas met to discuss important agendas relating to One-Window Ehsaas, graduation bonus for girls enrolled in the primary education under the conditional

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  • February 11, 2021

SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar encourages awardees of Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship in Lahore

Feb 11, 2021 – Lahore: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar sat with students of University of Education in Lahore who were awarded Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship in 2019-20 and sought their feedback on the scholarship policy. The consultation created an open

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  • February 11, 2021

Nishtar joins maiden discussion on the economy of wellbeing hosted by Finnish Government

Feb 11, 2021: SAPM  Dr. Sania Nishtar joined a CSocD59 Virtual Side Event, The Economy of Wellbeing: A Holistic Approach to achieve the Agenda 2030 goals. The panel discussion was hosted by Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Finland, Permanent

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  • February 11, 2021

Nishtar opens Ehsaas Survey in Lahore to identify deserving families

Feb 11, 2021 – Lahore: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar opened the Ehsaas survey in Lahore that will be accomplished by June 2021. Addressing a media briefing, Nishtar said that an ongoing survey for the Ehsaas programme is currently 70% complete

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  • February 10, 2021

PM visits Kallar Syedan Tehsil of Rawalpindi to meet new Kafaalat beneficiaries

Feb 10, 2021 - Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Kallar Syedan Tehsil of Rawalpindi to witness Kafaalat enrolment and to interact with the new beneficiaries. PM, sitting under an old Banyan tree along with the beneficiaries of Kafaalat

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  • February 09, 2021

Sania speaks at FAO’s webinar on “Ensuring Human Rights to Adequate Food for Sustainable Food Systems”

Feb 9, 2021: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited as a panellist at a webinar on ensuring human rights to adequate food for sustainable food systems. The event highlighted emerging issues during the COVID-19 pandemic showing profound linkages

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  • February 04, 2021

Ehsaas approves standards for private sector orphanages

Feb 4, 2021 – Islamabad: In a special meeting chaired by SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar, the standards for private sector orphanages were approved. This is the first time that such an initiative has been taken. Pakistan has a very vibrant philanthropy sector and there are a

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  • February 03, 2021

Radio Program Raabta: Dr. Nishtar discusses significance of CNIC for households to benefit from Ehsaas

Feb 3, 2021 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar connected with Ehsaas beneficiaries through Radio Pakistan’s national hook up program, “Raabta”. The program is held every Wednesday to educate masses about the importance of Ehsaas survey and new

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  • February 02, 2021

29,961 individuals removed from BISP list: Sania

Feb 2, 2021 – Islamabad: BISP has exited an additional 29,961 individuals from its list of beneficiaries, following the data cleaning exercise 2020 under Ehsaas Governance framework. In a tweet, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar revealed that additional 29,961 individuals

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  • February 01, 2021

International development partners’ delegation visits Jamrud and Peshawar to see Ehsaas in field

February 1, 2021 - Peshawar: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was accompanied by H.E. Christian Turner, British High Commissioner; Najy Benhassine, Country Director World Bank; Xiaohong Yang, Country Director Asian Development Bank; Julien Harneis

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  • January 29, 2021

Sania Nishtar holds media briefing on Ehsaas Survey and enrolment of new beneficiaries in Sahiwal

Jan 29, 2021 – Sahiwal: Addressing a media briefing in Sahiwal, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar said that an ongoing survey for the Ehsaas programme is currently 28% complete in Sahiwal Division and 47.7% complete in Punjab, adding that deserving and destitute people

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  • January 29, 2021

PM distributes Ehsaas scholarship and interest free loan cheques in Sahiwal

Jan 29, 2021 – Sahiwal: Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed a public gathering in Sahiwal and launched few development projects. Amongst other engagements, he also interacted with Ehsaas beneficiaries. At the site, PM distributed cheques of Ehsaas interest free

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  • January 27, 2021

Ehsaas opens facilitation desk for Ehsaas Tahafuz pilot in the Holy Family Hospital

Jan 27, 2021 - Islamabad: The ‘Ehsaas Tahafuz Facilitation Desk’ was officially opened by SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar at the Holy Family Hospital Rawalpindi, the pilot site for Tahafuz. Dr. Sania was joined by Dr. Muhammad Umer VC of Rawalpindi Medical

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  • January 27, 2021

Radio Program Raabta: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar begins weekly program on Ehsaas Survey and Ehsaas Kafaalat

Jan 27, 2021 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar will be reaching out the wider national audience every Wednesday through Radio Pakistan’s live program, “Raabta”. The program aims to educate people about the objectives, approach and status of Ehsaas survey

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  • January 25, 2021

SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar addresses a press conference on Ehsaas Survey in Mardan

Jan 25, 2021 – Mardan: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar addressed a press conference with local media reporters, journalists and district administration to brief them about the ongoing Ehsaas poverty census in the area. “Ehsaas poverty survey currently stands 71%

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  • January 25, 2021

Sania holds policy dialogue on Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship in Women University Mardan

Jan 25, 2021- Mardan: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar made a visit to Women University Mardan to hold a policy dialogue with Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship awardees of 2019-20. She was warmly received by the Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor

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  • January 21, 2021

President convenes meeting to expedite the process of registration for the differently-abled

Jan 21, 2021 – Islamabad: The President Dr. Arif Alvi convened a meeting to expedite the process of registration of the differently-abled. He said that the existing procedure of certification and registration was quite slow and cumbersome which needed

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  • January 21, 2021

Steering Committee of Ehsaas Tahafuz met to take stock and approve measures to accelerate progress of the pilot

Jan 21, 2021 – Islamabad: The second meeting of the Ehsaas Tahafuz Steering Committee was chaired by SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar at the Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD). Based on the recommendations of ‘Poverty Expert Committee

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  • January 21, 2021

Sania Nishtar inaugurates ‘Ehsaas Tahafuz Project Unit’ at PASSD

Jan 21, 2021 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar inaugurated the ‘Ehsaas Tahafuz Project Unit’ that has been established to manage the execution of Ehsaas Tahafuz. As part of institutional arrangements for effective programme management

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  • January 20, 2021

PM launches Ehsaas Kafaalat in South Waziristan; reviews the status of Ehsaas survey in the district

January 20, 2021 – South Waziristan: Prime Minister Imran Khan during his visit to South Waziristan launched Ehsaas Kafaalat programme in the district and reviewed the status of first-ever digital survey in the district. The Ehsaas National Socioeconomic

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  • January 20, 2021

Sania keynotes the virtual launch of the Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2020

Jan 20, 2021 - Bangkok: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited to keynote the virtual launch of the Asia and the Pacific Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2020. The report is a joint effort of FAO, UNICEF, WFP and WHO.

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  • January 19, 2021

Cabinet Committee briefs PM about measures being taken to ensure the supply of Covid-19 vaccine this quarter

January 19, 2021 - Islamabad: The Cabinet Committee for the procurement of coronavirus vaccine gave briefing to the PM about measures being taken to ensure the supply of vaccine in current quarter of this year. Minister for Industries Muhammad Hammad

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  • January 18, 2021

SAPM Sania Nishtar joins advocacy seminar on breastfeeding at Aiwan-e-Sadr

Jan 18, 2021 - Islamabad: President Dr. Arif Alvi hosted a seminar at Aiwan-e-Sadr to promote exclusive breastfeeding, which is the most cost effective way to address malnutrition and is highly supportive for Ehsaas Nashonuma programme.

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  • January 17, 2021

Sania speaks to hawkers in Islamabad to gain policy insights

Jan 17, 2021 - Islamabad: In preparations for the upcoming Street Hawkers’ Initiative under Mazdoor ka Ehsaas, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar spent this weekend speaking to hawkers in Islamabad to gain policy insights. She took a round of the small roadside markets

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  • January 16, 2021

Ehsaas convenes consultation on standardized beneficiary targeting for the upcoming One Window Ehsaas service

Jan 16, 2021 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar convened a consultative meeting at the Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD) with all four executing agencies under the stewardship of Ehsaas to develop a collaborative perspective

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  • January 15, 2021

Ehsaas digital survey launched in Rawalpindi

Jan 15, 2021 - Rawalpindi: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar inaugurated the Ehsaas survey in Rawalpindi that is being rolled out under the teacher based model. To kick off the survey, Dr. Sania held a press conference with the media and local government teachers at DC

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  • January 13, 2021

Sania Nishtar chairs eligibility committee meeting of Ehsaas Tahafuz

January 13, 2021 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired the eligibility committee meeting of Ehsaas Tahafuz. The committee discussed and revised the eligibility ceiling with regard to the policy on protection

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  • January 13, 2021

Chief Minister GB calls on SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar to discuss collaborations

January 13, 2021 - Islamabad: The new Chief Minister of Gilgit Baltistan, Khalid Khurshid called on SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar at Ehsaas Offices in Islamabad. He expressed keen interest to scale up the Ehsaas Nashonuma

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  • January 12, 2021

‘Ehsaas Delivery Unit’ inaugurated to coordinate results-based operations

January 12, 2021 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar inaugurated the Ehsaas Delivery Unit (EDU) in Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD) that has been established to track the cadence of delivery across several components of Ehsaas

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  • January 12, 2021

Sania Nishtar convenes meeting with Chairman CDA to flesh out Street Hawkers’ Initiative

January 12, 2021- Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar convened a meeting with Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) to flesh out details of the potential street hawkers’ initiative under Ehsaas.

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  • January 11, 2021

Ehsaas organizes meeting to discuss next steps for Data4Pakistan Portal

January 11, 2021 – Islamabad: A meeting was held with the team working on Ehsaas Data4Pakistan portal at the Ehsaas premises. SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired the meeting. The meeting discussed next steps for strengthening and quality enhancement

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  • January 11, 2021

Ehsaas Nashonuma steering committee meets for the first time to discuss the roadmap for scaling it up; 48 Nashonuma Centres in 13 districts

January 11, 2021 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired the introductory meeting of Ehsaas Nashonuma steering committee at Ehsaas’ premises. At the meeting, two federal ministries and six provincial ministries came to the table along with Foreign

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  • January 09, 2021

Sania Nishtar meets local tribal Jirgas in Tank

January 9, 2021 -Tank: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar visited Tank district in KP along with Ehsaas team to meet the local tribal jirgas. The survey is 65% complete in Tank. She briefed the elders and influentials of tribal jirgas on the purpose and end-to-end digital approach

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  • January 09, 2021

Dr. Sania launches Ehsaas survey in South Waziristan; briefs local tribal Jirgas

January 9, 2021 – South Waziristan: SAPM made a visit to Wana, South Waziristan to launch Ehsaas survey and meet local tribal jirgas. “I appeal to tribal Jirgas to facilitate survey teams when they go door to door in the region to collect household data

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  • January 08, 2021

Sania inspects progress of Ehsaas survey in Dera Ismail Khan

Jan 8, 2021- Dera Ismail Khan: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar made a visit to Dera Ismail Khan and briefed local media on the ongoing Ehsaas survey in the district. She interacted with the local press and media to create awareness on the Ehsaas National

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  • January 07, 2021

Ehsaas Cash payments to families of dead beneficiaries ongoing till Feb 28, 2021

January 7, 2021- Islamabad: Following the due diligence process, Ehsaas Emergency Cash payments to families of eligible dead beneficiaries have been ongoing since December 2020 and so far, 24,829 families have withdrawn cash nationwide.

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  • January 06, 2021

PM briefed about ‘no one goes to sleep hungry’ initiative planned under Ehsaas

January 6, 2021- Islamabad: The Prime Minister Imran Khan presided over a briefing meeting about the measures for Ehsaas “no one goes to sleep hungry” programme. SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar briefed the PM in detail about the initiative.

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  • January 06, 2021

Sania convenes the maiden meeting of Ehsaas steering committee for Waseela-e-Taleem Digital

Jan 6, 2021 - Islamabad: A maiden meeting of the Ehsaas steering committee for Waseela-e-Taleem Digital, an education conditional cash transfer programme was convened under the chair of SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar. The steering committee members were briefed

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  • January 04, 2021

Dr. Sania Nishtar joins participants of 113th National Management Course

Jan 4, 2020: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar conducted a review session with participants of 113th National Management Course at National Management College Lahore. The session was part of the mandatory training for civil servants organized

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  • January 01, 2021

Sania Nishtar and Governor State Bank discuss Ehsaas One Woman One Account Initiative

Jan 1, 2021: A meeting was held between SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar and Dr. Reza Baqir, Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to discuss the Ehsaas One Woman One Account Initiative. Under the initiative, Ehsaas beneficiaries will have the option

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  • January 01, 2021

PM inaugurates Tarnol Panagah for the daily wage earners

January 1, 2021 – Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated Panagah at Tarnol Islamabad to provide food and shelter for the daily ager earners free of charge. Accompanied by SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar, Managing Director Pakistan Bait ul Mal (PBM)

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  • January 01, 2021

Ehsaas’ implementing agency, PPAF wins Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmark Awards 2021

January 1, 2021 – Islamabad: Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) , an Ehsaas’ implementing agency for Ehsaas Amdan and Ehsaas Interest Free Loan programmes has won Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmark (GDIB)

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  • January 01, 2021

Dr. Sania convenes stocktake meeting with PPAF

Jan 1, 2021 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar convened a stocktake meeting with CEO PPAF to review the progress of Ehsaas Interest Free Loan and Ehsaas Amdan programmes. PPAF is one of the executing agencies of Ehsaas that is responsible

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  • December 30, 2020

Provincial Minister of Punjab for Livestock and Dairy Development calls on Dr. Sania Nishtar

Dec 30, 2020 – Islamabad: Provincial Minister of Punjab for Livestock and Dairy Development, Sardar Hasnain Bahadar called on SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar. He shared important insights about the importance of livestock for improving the lives of the disadvantaged

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  • December 30, 2020

SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar joins the meeting of ECC’s Committee on Utility Stores

Dec 30, 2020 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar attended the meeting of ECC’s Committee on Utility Stores Corporation (USC) together with Hammad Azhar, Federal Minister of Industries and Production.

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  • December 30, 2020

Sania says Ehsaas will invite hackers to identify digital security vulnerabilities

Dec 30, 2020 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired the joint meeting of Risk Assurance and Management, and Audit Committees of BISP board, where a number of agenda items were discussed. Since Ehsaas’ operations are largely digital, it is

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  • December 30, 2020

Dr. Sania attends the meeting of the Cabinet Committee for procurement of COVID-19 vaccines

Dec 30, 2020 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar attended the meeting of Cabinet Committee together with Asad Umer, Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives, for procurement of COVID-19 vaccines

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  • December 27, 2020

Dr. Sania spot-checks the quality of service at Tarlai Panagah in Islamabad

Dec 27, 2020 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar made an unannounced visit to Tarlai Panagah (shelter home) in Islamabad. The visit meant to spot-check the quality of food and shelter services being provided to needy labourers.

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  • December 24, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar pays a surprise visit to an old age home

Dec 24, 2020 - Islamabad: To explore what the government needs to do to support private sector that runs old age homes, SAPM Dr.

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  • December 24, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar convenes a half day strategy session to plan new Kafaalat reforms

Dec 24, 2020 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar convened a half day strategy session to plan the second generation reforms under the Ehsaas Kafaalat. The session was attended by the BISP team responsible for the implementation of Kafaalat programme.

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  • December 23, 2020

President chairs a conference on national initiatives to address gender based discrepancies

Dec 23, 2020 - Islamabad: Chairing a conference on national initiatives to address gender based discrepancies and for the promotion of legal, economic and social empowerment of women, President Dr. Arif Alvi said that women could not be empowered without

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  • December 23, 2020

Ehsaas holds a consultative meeting on data protection bill

Dec 23, 2020 - Islamabad: Ehsaas held a consultative meeting with the World Bank to discuss the data protection bill. The discussion

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  • December 21, 2020

Ehsaas Tahafuz and Ehsaas Delivery Unit meetings take place under the chair of SAPM Dr. Sania

Dec 21, 2020 – Islamabad: At the Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD), SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar convened two back to back Ehsaas meetings. The first meeting was held with Ehsaas Tahafuz team to take stock of progress

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  • December 18, 2020

SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar chairs the 44th meeting of BISP board

Dec 18, 2020 – Islamabad: The 44th board meeting of BISP took place at the BISP headquarters in Islamabad. SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired the meeting. BISP is one of the 34 implementing agencies of Ehsaas. Since Dec 2018, when Dr. Sania took

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  • December 18, 2020

Ehsaas hosts a knowledge sharing session on digital and financial inclusion with experts

Dec 18, 2020 -Islamabad: Ehsaas virtually hosted a knowledge sharing session on, 'Digital & Financial Inclusion' with global experts and international practitioners. SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar joined the session together with Ehsaas team.

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  • December 18, 2020

Dr. Sania visits a Panagah in Rawalpindi

Dec 18, 2020 - Rawalpindi: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar visited a Panagah (shelter home) in Raja Bazar, Rawalpindi. She interacted with the residents and inquired about their well-being.

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  • December 17, 2020

Sania inaugurates digitally enabled Ehsaas survey in Sialkot

ec 17, 2020 - Sialkot: Under the newly introduced model, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar inaugurated the digitally enabled Ehsaas survey, in Pakistan’s most industrialized district, Sialkot. The inaugurated model is principally centred on the fast-track approach

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  • December 14, 2020

WB doubles its assistance for Ehsaas; PM briefed in a meeting with SAPM Dr. Sania and Country Director WB

Dec 14, 2020 – Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan was briefed that the World Bank (WB) has doubled its assistance for Ehsaas, which would ensure social protection of maximum deserving people through the program.

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  • December 14, 2020

President appreciates the Ehsaas Kafaalat Policy for Special Persons

Dec 14, 2020 - Islamabad: Chairing a meeting at the Aiwan-e-Sadr , about the registration of special persons, President Dr. Arif Alvi appreciated measures being taken under ‘Ehsaas Kafaalat Policy for Special Persons’ to address the needs of special persons

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  • December 11, 2020

Dr. Sania and Country Director WB conduct a global knowledge sharing session on one window delivery

Dec 11, 2020 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar and Country Director, The World Bank Pakistan, Najy Benhassine conducted a knowledge sharing session on one window delivery models. The session brought together international experts from around

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  • December 11, 2020

Dr. Sania makes early morning surprise visits to Kafaalat campsite and Panagah in Islamabad

Dec 11, 2020 – Islamabad: Early morning, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar made a surprise visit to the campsite at Karachi Company, Islamabad. During the visit, she interacted with agents of partnering bank- HBL and Kafaalat beneficiary women who had arrived

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  • December 10, 2020

Sania Nishtar visits a payment campsite in Kahuta to meet Ehsaas Kafaalat beneficiaries

Dec 10, 2020 - Islamabad: Together with senior Ehsaas officials, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar made an early morning visit to the payment campsite in Kahuta to meet Kafaalat beneficiaries. The visit holistically reviewed Kafaalat operations in the field so that

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  • December 10, 2020

Sania Nishtar addresses a street vending webinar organized by PIDE

Dec 10, 2020 -Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited by PIDE to address a webinar, ‘Street Vendors in Islamabad – Voices from the Ground’.  The event was meant to present voices of both regulators and regulatees of local street economy. Addressing

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  • December 10, 2020

Sir Michael Barber’s independent report says Ehsaas represents shift from politics of patronage to politics of performance

Dec 10, 2020 - Islamabad: In a press conference jointly hosted by Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MOIB) Pakistan, Sir Michael Barber connected virtually from UK to unveil his independent report

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  • December 09, 2020

Advisor Finance and SAPM Dr. Sania discuss options with regard to wheat subsidy

Dec 9, 2020 – Islamabad: A meeting was held between the Advisor Finance and Revenue, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh and SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar at the Ministry of Finance in Islamabad. The Advisor Finance and Dr. Sania discussed different options with regard

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  • December 09, 2020

Dr. Sania calls on Auditor General of Pakistan to explore options for Ehsaas partnership

Dec 9, 2020- Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar together with Secretary Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division called on the Auditor General of Pakistan to explore options for Ehsaas partnership. The meeting featured deliberations around

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  • December 09, 2020

Sania tracks the status of Ehsaas Delivery System

Dec 9, 2020 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar held a meeting with Ehsaas team to track the status of Ehsaas Delivery System that is end to end digital. During the meeting, she thoroughly reviewed the status of implementation of more than 140

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  • December 08, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar convenes a meeting to review preparations for the upcoming Ehsaas Tahafuz

Dec 8, 2020: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar along with Secretary Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division Muhammad Ali Shahzada convened a meeting to review preparations for Ehsaas Tahafuz. The Ehsaas team working on the upcoming program briefed

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  • December 08, 2020

Sania briefs Prime Minister about progress of various Ehsaas initiatives

Dec 8, 2020 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar met with the Prime Minister Imran Khan to give an overview of the progress of several social protection and poverty alleviation initiatives under the umbrella of Ehsaas. The PM was briefed on the data analytics

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  • December 07, 2020

Sania joins the annual meeting of the SUN Lead Group 2020

Dec 7, 2020: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited to join the annual meeting of the SUN Lead Group (SLG) 2020 in her capacity as a lead group member. The participants met virtually to decide on the continuation of the SUN Movement into its next phase.

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  • December 05, 2020

Sania visits Ehsaas Kafaalat campsite in Mianwali to review payment operations

Dec 5, 2020 - Mianwali: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar along with Ehsaas team made a visit to the Ehsaas Kafaalat campsite and ATM facilities in Mianwali to review payment operations in the district. At the campsite, she met with Kafaalat beneficiary women to

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  • December 04, 2020

Sania meets Ehsaas Kafaalat recipients at a school-site camp in Kallar Syedan Rawalpindi

Dec 4, 2020 - Rawalpindi: To meet Kafaalat beneficiaries and gain insights, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar visited a school-site camp in Kallar Syedan Tehsil of Rawalpindi. During the visit, she met with women who were waiting for their turn to receive payment.

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  • December 04, 2020

Ehsaas launches web-portal for Ehsaas Kafaalat beneficiaries to report biometric failures

Dec 4, 2020 - Islamabad: Safeguarding specialized measures to resolve payment issues being faced by recipients of Ehsaas Kafaalat, a web-portal has been launched by Ehsaas to receive complaints of biometric failures. The new portal has been designed to solicit

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  • December 04, 2020

President convenes meeting on financial inclusion with Ehsaas, SBP and other stakeholders

Dec 4, 2020 – Islamabad: The President of Pakistan Dr. Aif Alvi convened two back-to-back meetings; one on financial inclusion for the differently abled and the other centered on financial inclusion for women. SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar and Governor State Bank

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  • December 04, 2020

Sania meets Ehsaas Kafaalat recipients at a school-site camp in Kallar Syedan Rawalpindi

Dec 4, 2020 - Rawalpindi: To meet Kafaalat beneficiaries and gain insights, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar visited a school-site camp in Kallar Syedan Tehsil of Rawalpindi. During the visit, she met with women who were waiting for their turn to receive payment.

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  • December 03, 2020

Ehsaas Kafaalat Policy for special persons launched; 2 million households to benefit

Dec 3, 2020 – Islamabad: This international day of special persons, the Ehsaas Kafaalat Policy is being expanded to benefit 2 million families with at least one disabled person. Taking to twitter @ImranKhanPTI, Prime Minister Imran Khan said, “Two

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  • December 03, 2020

Sania meets Ehsaas Kafaalat beneficiaries in Hazro

Dec 3, 2020 – Attock: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar made a visit to Ehsaas Kafaalat payment camp in Hazro. At the site, she met with Kafaalat beneficiaries who were waiting for their turn to receive payment. “It was heartbreaking to hear the stories of women lining

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  • December 02, 2020

Ehsaas and Provincial Health Ministry of Punjab discuss collaborations on Nutrition projects

Dec 2, 2020 – Islamabad: Ehsaas convened a meeting with Provincial Minister for Health Punjab Dr. Yasmeen Rashid and Secretary Health Punjab. The meeting was chaired by SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar. The virtual session featured useful discussions to collaborate

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  • December 02, 2020

SAPM Dr. Sania visits HBL branch in Islamabad to assist beneficiaries with Ehsaas Kafaalat payments through ATM

Dec 2, 2020 - Islamabad: To oversee Kafaalat cash withdrawals through ATM, Dr. Sania went to an HBL branch located at Melody Market in Islamabad. During the visit, she assessed the quality of cash withdrawal services through ATMs, interacted with Kafaalat

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  • December 01, 2020

Sania visits newly opened Ehsaas Kafaalat Payment Site in Tarnol; reviews construction work of Tarnol Panagah

Dec 1, 2020 – Islamabad: The Ehsaas Kafaalat tranche for the period July 2020 - December 2020 has been released this week. With the release of Kafaalat tranche nationwide, biometrically enabled payment operations have also been mobilized in the entire country

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  • November 30, 2020

UN Resident Coordinator calls on SAPM Sania Nishtar

Nov 30, 2020 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was called on by Julien Harneis, United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Pakistan at Ehsaas Headquarters in Islamabad. The meeting was just a courtesy call. Secretary BISP Yusuf Khan

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  • November 30, 2020

Ehsaas Kafaalat tranche commences countrywide; Sania reviews field operations with stakeholders

Nov 30, 2020 -Islamabad: With the commencement of Ehsaas Kafaalat tranche countrywide,  SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar met with the Ehsaas team to review operational matters first thing in the morning. “Integrity and transparency is our core priority

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  • November 30, 2020

SAPM Dr. Sania and Minister for Information Shibli Faraz review Ehsaas Communications Strategy

Nov 30, 2020 - Islamabad: A meeting was held between SAPM Dr. Sanai Nishtar and Minister for information & Broadcasting Shibli Faraz to review Ehsaas’ beneficiary centred and instructional-in-nature communications strategy. The meeting explored how best

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  • November 30, 2020

International policymakers applaud Ehsaas’ whole of the government approach at UNDP’s #NextGenGov event

Nov 30, 2020: UNDP hosted a high-level webinar on ‘#NextGenGov- Whole of the Government Integrated Social Protection Policy Response to COVID-19’. The regional learning session brought together senior policymakers spearheading ‘whole of government’

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  • November 27, 2020

Ehsaas Kafaalat payments for July-December kick off. PM briefed on integrity measures taken to protect the payment system

Nov 27, 2020 -Islamabad: Prime Minister visited the Ehsaas Kafaalat Payment site at Jinnah Sports Complex in Islamabad to kick off payments to 7 million beneficiaries. SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar briefed the PM about several measures that have been taken

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  • November 26, 2020

Sania discusses matters related to Nutrition with Coordinator SUN Movement

November 26, 2020: Dr. Sania Nishtar, SAPM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation held a virtual meeting with Gerda Verburg, Coordinator and UN Assistant Secretary-General, Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement in Geneva, Switzerland.

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  • November 25, 2020

SAPM Sania Nishtar connects with Chief Secretary KP to discuss the progress of Ehsaas Survey in KP

Nov 25, 2020 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar along with senior official of Ehsaas connected with Chief Secretary KP and Provincial Minister of Education KP in a high-level virtual meeting. The meeting discussed progress and constraints with regard

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  • November 25, 2020

Dr. Sania speaks at AKU’s webinar on women in science and global health

November 25, 2020: Aga Khan University Institute for Global Health and Development hosted a webinar on Women in Science and Global Health. Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation was invited

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  • November 25, 2020

Dr. Sania shares details about Ehsaas Nashonuma at World Prematurity Day event hosted by UNICEF

Nov 25, 2020 -Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited to speak as a guest of honour at an event hosted virtually by UNICEF Pakistan. The theme of the event was, “Together for babies born too soon - Caring for the future.” Speaking at the event

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  • November 24, 2020

Sania Nishtar on the list of BBC 100 Women 2020

November 24, 2020 – Islamabad: The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020. This year 100 Women is highlighting those who are leading change and making a difference during these turbulent times

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  • November 23, 2020

Sania holds a consultation with field teams to review Kafaalat cash transfer arrangements

Nov 23, 2020 - Islamabad: In preparation for the Ehsaas Kafaalat cash transfers, Ehsaas held a virtual consultation with the field staff. The consultative meeting was chaired by SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar. She reviewed arrangements being made nationwide

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  • November 23, 2020

Sania reviews a 3-year technology transformation plan for Ehsaas

Nov 23, 2020 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar convened a half-a-day meeting with Secretary Yusuf Khan to review the three year technology transformation plan for Ehsaas program. The technology transformational plan was presented by the new DG

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  • November 23, 2020

Ehsaas and UNDP think through ways to work together on digital governance

November 23, 2020 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar met with UNDP Pakistan team led by Tariq Malik, Chief Technical Advisor on Digital Governance.

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  • November 21, 2020

Sania appeals to citizens during visit to Peshawar, asks them to participate in the Ehsaas Survey

Nov 21, 2020 - Peshawar: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar together with Ehsaas team officials visited Peshawar today to track Ehsaas Survey interventions rolled out three months back as part of the new survey model in KP.

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  • November 21, 2020

SAPM Dr. Sania interacts with Bank Alfalah’s retailers at a Kafaalat preparatory training in Peshawar

Nov 21, 2020 – Peshawar: Ehsaas’ partnering bank, Bank Alfalah had organized a series of technical training sessions this week for their retail agents in KP, GB and AJK. This training was part of preparations for the upcoming tranche of Ehsaas Kafaalat

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  • November 20, 2020

SAPM Dr. Sania joins HBL Konnect retailers at a Kafaalat preparatory training in Islamabad

Nov 20, 2020 – Islamabad: Ehsaas’ partnering bank, Habib Bank Limited (HBL) had organized a series of technical training sessions this week for their Konnect retail agents in Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan. This training was part of preparations for the upcoming

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  • November 18, 2020

Sania conducts a meeting to review the integrity features of the upcoming Ehsaas Tahafuz

November 18, 2020 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired a meeting with the team working on the design of the Ehsaas Tahafuz pilot. The meeting reviewed the integrity and transparency features of Ehsaas Tahafuz program.

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  • November 17, 2020

Poverty Alleviation Division and Ministry of National Food Security explore partnership options to serve poor

November 17, 2020 - Islamabad: Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division and Ministry of National Food Security and Research came to the table to explore partnership options. SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired the meeting at Ehsaas

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  • November 16, 2020

Prime Minister’s COVID Relief Fund sets a precedent: transparent expenditure trail of 4.8 billion revealed

November 16, 2020 – Islamabad: The Prime Minister chaired a meeting of the Policy Committee overseeing the Prime Minister’s COVID Relief Fund to review fund utilization details. The fund was established in March 2020 to raise funds for COVID 19

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  • November 14, 2020

PM approves increase in Ehsaas Kafaalat beneficiaries to 7 million

Nov 14, 2020 - Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has granted approval to increase the number of beneficiary households of the Ehsaas Kafaalat program from 4.6 million to 7 million. PM’s approval came in a meeting regarding preparations

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  • November 13, 2020

PM announces countrywide roll out of Ehsaas’ Taleemi-wazaef; inaugurates Dar-ul-Ehsaas during visit to Turbat

November 13, 2020 - Turbat: The Prime Minister during his visit to Turbat was briefed by SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar about the nation-wide rollout of Ehsaas’ Taleemi-wazaef for primary school going children under Waseela-e-Taleem Digital program

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  • November 12, 2020

Dr. Sania addresses a news conference to unveil details about nationwide rollout of massively reformed Waseela-e-Taleem, under the Ehsaas umbrella

Nov 12, 2020 – Islamabad: While unveiling details about nationwide rollout of Waseela-e-Taleem, under the Ehsaas umbrella, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar addressed a news conference. She stated that PM will launch Ehsaas

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  • November 12, 2020

SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar joins UNDP’s Future of Development Strategy Lab hosted by UNDP

Nov 12, 2020: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar joined the 'Future of Development Strategy Lab on Futures and Complexity' hosted by UNDP New York. Future of Development Lab brought together a diverse mix of experts from very different professions

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  • November 11, 2020

Ehsaas and SBP discuss transition of Ehsaas payments to Micropayment Gateway

Nov 11, 2020: A meeting was held between Ehsaas and the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to discuss possible transition of Ehsaas digital payment system to the SBP led Micropayment Gateway.

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  • November 11, 2020

Ehsaas and HBL work out modalities for the next tranche of Ehsaas Kafaalat

Nov 11, 2020: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar convened a meeting with Habib Bank Limited (HBL) team led by President HBL Muhammad Aurangzeb. HBL is a partnering bank of Ehsaas for biometrically enabled digital payments

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  • November 11, 2020

Ehsaas and ADB explore future collaborative options

Nov 11, 2020: SAPM Dr. Sania together with Ehsaas officials convened a consultative meeting with Asian Development Bank (ADB) team led by Shixin Chen, Vice President, ADB.

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  • November 11, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar addresses National Consultative & Advocacy meeting on Trans Fat Elimination in Pakistan

Nov 11, 2020- Islamabad: At the National Consultative & Advocacy meeting on Trans Fat Elimination in Pakistan, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited to address the keynote. The meeting was co-hosted by Ministry of National

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  • November 10, 2020

BISP Board meets for the 43rd time under the chair of SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar

Nov 10, 2020 – Islamabad: The 43rd board meeting of BISP was held at the BISP headquarters under the chair of SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar. BISP is one of the 34 implementing agencies of Ehsaas.

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  • November 09, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar hails advent of first ever MRCP (UK) PACES exams in Pakistan

Nov 9, 2020 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited as a chief guest at a dinner hosted by the British Council in honour of the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians UK team for bringing first ever MRCP (UK)  Clinical exams

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  • November 09, 2020

Sania Nishtar keynotes Pak-China Institute’s conference on ‘Poverty Alleviation, COVID-19, and CPEC’

November 9, 2020 -Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was a chief guest and keynote speaker at a virtual conference on ‘Poverty Alleviation, COVID-19, and CPEC’ co-hosted by Pakistan-China Institute (PCI)

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  • November 07, 2020

Sania Nishtar keynotes the #SheLovesTech Pakistan 2020 National Finals

November 7, 2020: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was asked to keynote the National Finals #SheLovesTech 2020; a globally acclaimed women-centric technology start-up competition in Pakistan. CIRCLE, a revolutionary tech start-up from Pakistan,

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  • November 07, 2020

Sania convenes Ehsaas Governance Observatory meeting to track the policy compliance

November 7, 2020 - Islamabad: To monitor compliance to Ehsaas Governance and Integrity Policy and track progress, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar convened a meeting attended by the ancillary organizations of the Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division

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  • November 06, 2020

Ehsaas conducts meeting with experts to discuss indexation of cash transfers

November 6, 2020 - Islamabad: Ehsaas organized a virtual consultative meeting with experts from the World Bank to explore options around indexation of cash transfers in the Ehsaas Kafaalat programme. SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar

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  • November 06, 2020

SAPM Dr. Sania and Minister Omer Ayub convene a meeting on power subsidies

November 6, 2020 - Islamabad: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar and Federal Minister for Power, Omar Ayub Khan convened a meeting to work out modalities of using Ehsaas

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  • November 05, 2020

Sania lauds trainees of Ehsaas Women Empowerment Centre; listens to voices of the least heard segment

November 5, 2020 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar made a visit to Ehsaas Women Empowerment Center (WEC) in Burma Town, Islamabad. The WEC operates under the supervision of Pakistan Bait ul Mal that is one of the four main executing

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  • November 04, 2020

Ehsaas convenes meeting to brush up the pilot execution plan of upcoming Tahafuz

Nov 4, 2020 – Islamabad: Ehsaas team working on the upcoming Tahafuz came to table under the chair of SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar to review and brush up the pilot execution plan of the programme. Secretary Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division

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  • November 04, 2020

Sania oversees new enrolments of children in Waseela e Taleem

Nov 4, 2020 – Islamabad: To oversee the new enrolments of deserving children in Waseela-e-Tasleem (WeT) programme, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar along with Ehsaas team visited Islamabad Model School for Girls and Mubeen Shah Model School

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  • November 04, 2020

Sania stocktakes Ehsaas Undergrad Scholarships in field to review the success

Nov 4, 2020 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar visited National University of Technology (NUTECH) for policy consultation with the faculty and students who had been awarded Ehsaas Undergraduate scholarship last year. At the venue

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  • November 03, 2020

Sania briefs masses about an ongoing Ehsaas Survey in radio programme Rabta

November 3, 2020- Islamabad: In the Radio Pakistan’s Ehsaas special episode of programme ‘Rabta’ that is a daily national broadcast, Dr. Sania Nishtar apprised listeners about an ongoing Ehsaas Survey in the country

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  • November 02, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar explores options with PIDE for street vending legislation

November 2, 2020 – Islamabad: Street Vendors, have remained an integral part of the urban economy around the world. In this context, PIDE organized a webinar in which a number of experts spoke about the context in which the street vending

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  • October 31, 2020

Turkey’s world-renowned chef and internet celebrity Burak Ozdemir visits a Panagah in Islamabad

October 31, 2020 – Islamabad: Upon his arrival in Islamabad, the Turkish Chef Burak Ozdemir visited a Panagah (shelter home) at Tarlai. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation

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  • October 30, 2020

Dr. Sania celebrates Eid Milad un Nabi with labourers at Panagah

October 30, 2020 – Islamabad: In connection with Eid Milad-un-Nabi, special Milad events under the aegis of Ehsaas were organized by Pakistan Bait ul Mal in all Panagahs of the federal capital. Joining religious celebrations to pay homage to the Holy Prophet

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  • October 30, 2020

Dr. Sania joins Eid Milad un Nabi celebrations with children at Darul Ehsaas Orphanage

October 30, 2020 – Islamabad: To meet and greet Eid Milad-un-Nabi to the resident orphans being supported under Ehsaas, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar visited Dar-ul-Ehsaas Centre (Orphanage) at H-13 in Islamabad.

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  • October 29, 2020

Dr. Sania joins the first meeting of the Lancet–Chatham House Commission on population health post COVID-19

October 29, 2020 In her capacity as one of the Commissioners, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar joined the first meeting of Commissioners of the Lancet - Chatham House Commission on improving population health post COVID-19.

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  • October 29, 2020

Closing Date of Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship applications extended till Nov 30

October 29, 2020 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar has announced an extension in the last date to submit Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship applications for the year 2020-21 till November 30, 2020. Earlier, October 30, 2020

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  • October 23, 2020

Dr. Sania virtually chairs the 42nd BISP board meeting

October 23, 2020: The 42nd meeting of the BISP Board was convened at the BISP headquarters in Islamabad. SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar virtually chaired the meeting. The board accelerated necessary approvals for the six month Ehsaas Kafaalat

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  • October 21, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar shares transparency measures hardwired in Ehsaas Emergency Cash at the Stanford CDDRL and Delivery Associates online panel

October 21, 2020: Dr. Sania highlighted how Pakistan leveraged transparency and rule-based execution to garner public trust in Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme at the live panel webcast hosted by Delivery Associates and the Center on Democracy

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  • October 21, 2020

SAPM Sania joins Ministers of South Asian Countries at the World Bank-IMF virtual roundtable

October 21, 2020: During the virtual roundtable, “Unleashing the South Asian Century Through Human Capital For All” hosted by World Bank Group-IMF, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar discussed how Pakistan is expanding social protection post COVID-19.

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  • October 21, 2020

Sania addresses Gairdner Global Perspectives Panel- SDGs & GH through the Pandemic Lens

October 21, 2020: At the Gairdner Global Perspectives Panel titled, “SDGs & Global Health through COVID-19 lens”,  SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar shared Pakistan’s lessons from the Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme and the potential of end-to-end digitization

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  • October 21, 2020

Dr. Sania leads panel discussion at the WEF’s Jobs Reset Summit 2020

October 21, 2020: Speaking at the Jobs Reset Summit 2020 hosted by the World Economic Forum, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar emphasized that social protection must be a right. The theme of the session was, “a new vision for social protection”

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  • October 20, 2020

Sania Nishtar keynotes a Health Services Academy event on ‘Economic aspects of COVID -19’

October 20, 2020 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sani Nishtar was invited to keynote the consultative meeting hosted by Health Services Academy Pakistan. The meeting aimed to discuss ‘Economic Aspects of COVID-19 in Pakistan’

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  • October 18, 2020

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi opens Ehsaas Langar in Multan

October 18, 2020 - Multan: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi inaugurated the Ehsaas Langar (soup kitchen) in Multan that serves cooked food twice daily to 1,000 people. The Ehsaas Saylani Langar has been opened

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  • October 17, 2020

Sania represents Pakistan at the World Bank’s poverty open event ‘End Poverty Day 2020: Surmounting Setbacks’

Oct 17, 2020 - Washington: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited by the World Bank Group to speak at an online poverty event, ‘End Poverty Day 2020: Surmounting Setbacks’ during the Annual Meetings to highlight current challenges

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  • October 17, 2020

Ehsaas celebrates World Poverty Day; event highlights social and environmental protection linkages

October 17, 2020 – Islamabad: Ehsaas hosted a high-level virtual event to celebrate the World Poverty Day. The event brought together four executing agencies of Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division

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  • October 16, 2020

PM visits upgraded Panagah at G-9 Islamabad, dines with labourers

October 16, 2020 – Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Panagah (shelter home) at G-9 in Islamabad and appreciated the improvement in infrastructure, and living and catering standards to serve the down-and-out people with dignity.

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  • October 15, 2020

Sania joins the ‘Regional Conversation on Social Protection’ hosted by UNESCAP

October 15, 2020 -Bangkok: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific  (UNESCAP) to speak as part of the Regional Conversation on Social Protection

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  • October 14, 2020

Sania presents post COVID-19 Ehsaas strategy at an Asian intergovernmental event

October 14, 2020 - Chiang Mai: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar addressed the webinar, How can we reduce inequalities in later life as societies aged? co-organized by Asian Development Bank, HelpAge International and ESCAP

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  • October 14, 2020

SAPM Sania Nishtar reviews upgradation work at G-9 Panagah

October 14, 2020 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar made a visit to Panagah located at G-9 in Islamabad. The visit aimed to review the upgradation work at the Panagah

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  • October 13, 2020

Sania outlines measures to address tokenism in policymaking at 2020 WLGH Conference

October 13, 2020 - Washington: At the 2020 Women Leaders in Global Health Conference, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited to join the high-level plenary panel, ‘Making Policy with a Gender Lens

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  • October 13, 2020

Sania addresses high-level South Asian event at World Bank-IMF Annual Meeting

October 13, 2020 - Washington: During the World Bank Group-IMF Annual Meeting, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar participated as a panellist in an event, ‘Protecting South Asia’s Poor and Vulnerable Against COVID-19 and Beyond’

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  • October 09, 2020

Sania reviews Ehsaas Registrations Desks in Charsadda

October 9, 2020 - Charsadda: While in KP, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar made a visit to Charsadda to review the Ehsaas Registration Desks. Under the umbrella of Ehsaas, the special purpose registration

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  • October 09, 2020

Sania and CM KP Mehmood Khan agree on the roadmap to upgrade Panagah standards across KP

October 9, 2020 - Peshawar: During her visit to KP, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar met Chief Minister KP Mehmood Khan in Peshawar. The meeting discussed roadmap for upgradation of Panagahs in KP.

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  • October 08, 2020

Sania reviews Ehsaas data security arrangements at NTC Headquarters

October 8, 2020- Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar along with senior officials of Ehsaas IT team visited National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC)  headquarters to review Ehsaas data security arrangements.

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  • October 08, 2020

Dr. Sania keynotes international meeting hosted by Indonesian government

October 8, 2020 - Jakarta: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited to keynote the “International Webinar on Integration and Digitization of G2P Programs” in Indonesia. The webinar was hosted by the Ministry

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  • October 05, 2020

Pakistan National Nutrition Coordination Council meets under the chair of the Prime Minister

October 5, 2020 – Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the meeting of Pakistan National Nutrition Coordination Council (PNNCC). PNNCC is country’s coordination body at federal level on nutrition and all allied matters

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  • October 05, 2020

SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar briefs PM on Panagah upgradation and expansion plan

October 5, 2020 - Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran chaired the meeting to discuss the remodelling and expansion plan for Panagahs. SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar briefed the PM

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  • October 05, 2020

Pakistan one of the top ranked countries in Asia with highest response to social protection amid COVID-19: International Policy Center for Inclusive Growth

October 5, 2020: At a global e-conference hosted by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), Pakistan was labelled as one of the top ranked countries in Asia having the highest response to social protection amid COVID-19

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  • October 02, 2020

Dr. Sania reviews progress of Ehsaas Governance Observatory

October 2, 2020 -Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar convened a meeting to review the progress on the Ehsaas Governance and Integrity Policy and Observatory that was officially approved by the Cabinet and launched in November 2019.

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  • October 02, 2020

President Dr. Arif Alvi emphasizes the need for developing a centralized national database on all diseases, including breast cancer

Oct 2, 2020- Islamabad: Chairing a meeting at Aiwan -e- Sadar, regarding data collection of Breast Cancer in Pakistan, President Dr. Arif Alvi said, “Pakistan currently lacks a comprehensive centralized

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  • October 01, 2020

Ehsaas and PBM set key milestones for the next quarter

Oct 1, 2020- Islamabad: A meeting was held with Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) to discuss the key milestones for the next quarter under the Ehsaas framework. SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired the meeting

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  • October 01, 2020

Steering Committee of Ehsaas Tahafuz shapes up the pilot roll out plan

Oct 1, 2020- Islamabad: The steering committee of Ehsaas Tahafuz came to the table to shape up the pilot roll out of the this upcoming program. The meeting was chaired by SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar

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  • October 01, 2020

Steering Committee of Ehsaas Tahafuz shapes up the pilot roll out plan

Oct 1, 2020- Islamabad: The steering committee of Ehsaas Tahafuz came to the table to shape up the pilot roll out of the this upcoming program. The meeting was chaired by SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar.

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  • September 30, 2020

SAPM Sania Nishtar chairs the third Ehsaas Risk Management and Assurance Committee meeting

September 30, 2020 - Islamabad: To step up and step forward with the agenda to establish the Cybercrime Wing within Ehsaas, the third Risk Management and Assurance Committee meeting was convened at Ehsaas office

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  • September 30, 2020

Deadline of Ehsaas Cash payments extended: Payments to those with biometric failure and to the families of dead to continue till Oct 30, 2020

September 30, 2020 – Islamabad: Taking to twitter, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar has announced that Ehsaas Emergency Cash payments to those with biometric failures and families of dead beneficiaries

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  • September 30, 2020

President and CEO of Nutrition International presents their Nutrition strategy to Ehsaas

September 30, 2020 - Ottawa: President and CEO of Nutrition International, Joel Spicer together with his global and country teams came to the table with Ehsaas to discuss areas of collaboration.

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  • September 29, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar highlights Ehsaas nutrition approach at an event hosted by Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition and FAO

September 29, 2020 - Rome: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited to speak at the online launch event for the Global Panel’s new Foresight 2.0 report: ‘Future Food Systems: For people, our planet, and prosperity

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  • September 24, 2020

Pakistan and Chile co-host a high-level poverty event at UNGA; PM Imran Khan along with 5 Heads of State demonstrate commitment to tackle poverty

September 24, 2020 - New York: Pakistan and Chile co-hosted a very special event today titled, ‘Poverty at a crossroad: using leadership and the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)’ at this year’s UN General Assembly (UNGA)

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  • September 22, 2020

Pakistan’s COVID-19 response globally lauded at high-level CGD event

Sep 22, 2020 - Washington D.C.: A high-level global thinktank, Center for Global Development (CGD), hosted an international forum, ‘Coping with COVID-19: The Pakistan Experience’ that brought together Asad Umar

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  • September 21, 2020

SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar inspects the upgradation work at Peshawar More Panagah and Langar

September 21, 2020 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar visited the Panagah and Langar at Peshawar More, Islamabad along with Ehsaas team. The visit aimed to inspect the upgradation work of Panagah and Langar

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  • September 21, 2020

Sania Nishtar keynotes the SCB Women in Tech event celebrating women entrepreneurs

Sep 21, 2020 - Karachi: Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan invited SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar to keynote the closing event of Women in Tech program that celebrated aspiring women entrepreneurs

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  • September 17, 2020

Dr. Sania releases an instructional video on the Ehsaas Emergency Cash - Facilitation Portal

September 17, 2020 -Islamabad: “All eligible Emergency Cash beneficiaries with biometric challenges who will apply through the new Ehsaas Facilitation Portal will receive fresh disbursement messages

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  • September 16, 2020

Ehsaas opens portal to facilitate emergency cash beneficiaries in last 15 days

September 16, 2020 -Islamabad: Taking measures to resolve payment issues being encountered by eligible applicants of Ehsaas Emergency Cash, an online portal has been introduced under the banner of Ehsaas

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  • September 16, 2020

EU Heads of Missions briefed about flagship Ehsaas

September 16, 2020 -Islamabad: Heads of Missions of the European Union and Member States commended Ehsaas as the largest and most extensive social protection intervention in the country

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  • September 15, 2020

Ehsaas shifts to accrual accounting system

September 15, 2020 - Islamabad: Under the overarching Ehsaas framework, BISP becomes the first organization in the social sector institutions of the government to adopt modern and efficient way of maintaining

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  • September 15, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar addresses global virtual event to launch ‘The Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission Report’

September 15, 2020: The Lancet Commission on Reframing Non-Communicable Diseases and Injuries (NCDI) for the Poorest Billion (Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission) hosted a global virtual event

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  • September 14, 2020

SAPM Sania Nishtar connects with senior management of UNDP Global to explore potential synergies

September 14, 2020: To explore options for strategic collaboration around digitally centred social welfare in Pakistan, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the PM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation

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  • September 12, 2020

Sania Nishtar visits Ehsaas projects in Multan over the weekend

September 12, 2020 - Multan: As disbursements of Ehsaas Emergency Cash draw close to the conclusion throughout the country by September 15, 2020, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar visited Ehsaas Emergency Cash distribution

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  • September 11, 2020

Sania Nishtar visits Ehsaas Nashonuma Centre and reviews Ehsaas survey operations at Rajanpur

September 11, 2020 - Rajanpur:  Aiming to inspect the quality of service delivery in the field under newly launched Ehsaas Nashonuma programme, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar visited Ehsaas Nashonuma centre

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  • September 10, 2020

Governor Punjab chairs Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship distribution ceremony for FJWU

Sep 10, 2020 - Lahore: Governor Punjab, Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar chaired Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship distribution ceremony at Governor House in Lahore. The Governor distributed cheques of Ehsaas scholarships

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  • September 08, 2020

Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship portal reopens to receive online applications for academic year 2020-21

September 8, 2020 – Islamabad: The Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship portal has been reopened to receive fresh applications for the academic year 2020-21. All students with family income less than 45,000

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  • September 08, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar directs the formation of Cyber Crime Wing for Ehsaas

September 8, 2020 – Islamabad: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar has approved the formation of the Cyber Crime Wing

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  • September 07, 2020

PM visits the remodelled Panagah at Tarlai Islamabad

September 7, 2020 – Islamabad: In line with his vision of developing Pakistan as an Islamic welfare state, PM visited the newly upgraded model Panagah at Tarlai Islamabad. Following the PM’s directives to re-model Islamabad

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  • September 07, 2020

New World Bank Country Director calls on SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar

Sep 7, 2020 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was called on by Najy Benhassine, World Bank Country Director at Ehsaas offices in the federal capital. This was the first visit of Benhassine since he took the charge as the World Bank Country Director

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  • September 07, 2020

Sania Nishtar keynotes a webinar on Digital Health in COVID-19: Sharing Experiences of COMSATS’ South Asian Member States

Sep 7, 2020 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited to keynote at a webinar on, Digital Health in COVID-19: Sharing Experiences of COMSATS’ South Asian Member States. Addressing the webinar, Dr. Nishtar

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  • September 05, 2020

Dr. Sania reviews Ehsaas operations in Neelam Valley, visits affected households

September 5, 2020 - Neelam Valley: Dr. Sania Nishtar, PM’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation visited the Jura sector near the Line of Control in Neelam Valley to review arrangements

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  • September 03, 2020

SAPM Dr. Nishtar visits newly upgraded Panagah at Tarlai to review arrangements

Sep 3, 2020 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar visited the newly upgraded Panagah (shelter home) at Tarlai to review arrangements. Leveraging IT infrastructure, the catering and living standards at the Panagah

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  • September 02, 2020

Dr. Sania’s article published in Project Syndicate gets coverage in 11 countries

September 2, 2020: Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation has penned an op-ed titled, ‘How cash transfers prevent lockdown tragedies’ that was published

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  • September 02, 2020

Radio Program Raabta: Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship portal re-opening on Sep 5 to receive fresh applications

Sep 2, 2020 -Islamabad: Participating in Radio Program Raabta, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar apprised listeners about the Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship

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  • September 01, 2020

Radio Program Raabta: Dr. Sania advises Ehsaas Emergency Cash beneficiaries to report Fake SMS messages on helpline: 0335-1058050/51

September 1, 2020 – Islamabad: Speaking to beneficiaries and applicants of Ehsaas Emergency Cash in a radio program Raabta, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar shared details about the reporting process for fake SMS

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  • August 31, 2020

Sania joins SUN Lead Group Consultation on the SUN Strategy 3.0

Aug 31, 2020 - Geneva: For the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Executive Committee to brief the SUN Lead Group on the process to develop the draft 3.0 strategy and the key shifts proposed in the draft strategy

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  • August 31, 2020

Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship portal will open on Sep 5 to receive applications for year 2020-21

August 31, 2020 – Islamabad: Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship steering committee came to the table for the sixth time to review the progress for the academic sessions 2019-20 and strategize next steps for 2020-21

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  • August 31, 2020

Radio Program Raabta: Govt extends date of Ehsaas Emergency Cash payments till Sep 15; Dr. Sania

August 31, 2020 - Islamabad: Interacting with listeners on national hook up radio program, Raabta, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar

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  • August 28, 2020

Radio Program Raabta: Payments to families of dead beneficiaries and those with biometric issues to continue for a month after Aug 31; Dr. Nishtar

August 28, 2020 - Islamabad: Speaking to applicants of Ehsaas Emergency Cash in a radio program Raabta, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar shared details about the appeal process for families of deceased beneficiaries.

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  • August 27, 2020

Governor SBP along with Deputy Governor calls on Dr. Nishtar

August 27, 2020 - Islamabad: Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Dr. Reza Baqir  along with Sima Kamil, Deputy Governor SBP called on Dr. Sania Nishtar

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  • August 27, 2020

SAPM Sania field tests mobile wallet opening to introduce cashless banking for Ehsaas beneficiaries

August 27, 2020 – Islamabad: To field test the innovative proposition of opening mobile wallets for Ehsaas beneficiaries, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar together with Secretary Yousaf Khan and other Ehsaas officials visited Islamabad

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  • August 27, 2020

Radio Program Raabta: Dr. Sania expresses resolve to fight against fraudulent deductions on the ground

August 27, 2020 - Islamabad: Radio Pakistan held the fourth episode of the special interactive talk on ‘Ehsaas Emergency Cash in its program Raabta. Through this week, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation

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  • August 27, 2020

SAPM Sania Nishtar oversees the ongoing renovation at Tarlai Panagah in Islamabad

August 27, 2020 -Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar together with Secretary Yousaf Khan and other senior Ehsaas officials paid a surprise visit to Tarlai Panagah located in suburbs of the federal capital

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  • August 26, 2020

Radio Program Raabta: Dr. Sania guides eligible applicants to collect cash before August 31 from nearest campsites and bank branches

August 26, 2020 – Islamabad: In the Radio Pakistan’s Ehsaas Emergency Cash 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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  • August 25, 2020

Radio program Raabta: Dr. Sania announces re-opening of Ehsaas registration desks following closure of Ehsaas Emergency Cash

August 25, 2020 -Islamabad: Connecting with listeners in radio program Raabta, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar announced

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  • August 25, 2020

Ehsaas and UNICEF join hands to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week 2020

August 25, 2020: This World Breastfeeding Week, Ehsaas and UNICEF joined hands to raise awareness amid COVID-19 around supporting breastfeeding for a healthier planet

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  • August 25, 2020

Dr. Sania holds a meeting to firm up Ehsaas individual financial assistance policy

August 25, 2020 – Islamabad: The meeting of Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD) was held to firm up the individual financial assistance policy under the umbrella of Ehsaas. Dr. Sania Nishtar

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  • August 24, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar holds a radio program Raabta to guide Ehsaas Emergency Cash beneficiaries

August 24, 2020 - Islamabad: Given the closure of Ehsaas Emergency Cash payments on August 31, 2020, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation along with representatives

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  • August 24, 2020

Sania keynotes PIDE webinar on ‘Financing the Social Protection’

August 24, 2020 - Islamabad: Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) organized a webinar on 'Financing the Social Protection: Possibilities & Practices'. SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar

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  • August 21, 2020

Ehsaas newsletter highlights 15-month remarkable journey of social protection in Pakistan

August 21, 2020 – Islamabad: Celebrating its 15-month journey, Ehsaas has released a newsletter that looks back at several successful Ehsaas launches, institutional reforms and strategic partnerships under the whole-of-the government Ehsaas program

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  • August 21, 2020

SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar joins a panel discussion on temporary basic income with Head of Strategic Engagement UNDP

August 21, 2020 - Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar, PM’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation was invited to join the panel discussion with George Gray Molina

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  • August 20, 2020

Sania visits Panagahs in Islamabad along with experts to plan renovation

August 20, 2020 -Islamabad: Taking immediate steps to plan renovation of the shelter and basic amenities being provided to labourers and the poor at Panagahs, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar

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  • August 19, 2020

SAPM Sania Nishtar convenes Ehsaas Poverty Expert Committee meeting to get an overview of upcoming Tahafuz

August 19, 2020 -Islamabad: A consultative meeting of Ehsaas Poverty Expert Committee was convened at Ehsaas offices. The meeting was part of preparations for Ehsaas Tahafuz

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  • August 16, 2020

SAPM Sania Nishtar speaks at Harvard Pakistan Forum 2020

August 16, 2020 -Islamabad: Harvard Pakistan Forum (HPF) was held on August 13-16, 2020 virtually. The conference aimed to provide a platform for better understanding Pakistan’s socio-economic context. SAPM

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  • August 14, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar joins media briefing with Cabinet Colleagues on government’s two-year performance

August 18, 2020 -Islamabad: A team comprising six members of the federal cabinet briefed the media on the two-year performance report of the present government.

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  • August 14, 2020

Governor Sindh disburses cheques of Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship among 145 engineers of tomorrow

August 14, 2020 - Karachi: On the occasion of 74th Independence Day of Pakistan, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail awarded scholarships to students of Dawood University of Engineering and Technology (DUET) Karachi under the Ehsaas Undergraduate

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  • August 13, 2020

Prime Minister unveils groundbreaking Ehsaas Nashonuma program

August 13, 2020 –Khyber Tribal District: Prime Minister Imran Khan launched a new program, Ehsaas Nashonuma that will tackle stunting and improve the nutrition of the poorest children in Pakistan, emphasising that there is no place for malnutrition

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  • August 10, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar visits Panagah in Islamabad to plan upgradation

August 10, 2020- Islamabad: Following official approval of Panagah Strategy by the Prime Minister Imran Khan on August 9, 2020

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  • August 10, 2020

Orphanages Expert Group meets for the 13th time with SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar to review living standards

August 10, 2020- Islamabad: Orphanages Expert Group met for the 13th time with PM’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar to give final shape to living standards for orphanages and child care centers

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  • August 09, 2020

PM approves Panagah Strategy to expand the scope of shelter homes initiative

August 9, 2020 – Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved Panagah Strategy to expand the scope of his initiative Panagah (shelter homes) across the country, in line with his vision of developing Pakistan

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  • August 08, 2020

Ehsaas survey kicks off in KP; Sania herself enrols first household in Malakand

August 8, 2020 - Malakand: The official kick-off of Ehsaas Survey in KP, took place at Malakand. Ehsaas is conducting a door to door survey all over the country so that data can be gathered about the socioeconomic status of households.

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  • August 06, 2020

Sania joins the 3rd meeting of Population Taskforce under the chair of President of Pakistan

August 6, 2020 -Islamabad: In her capacity as a member of the Federal Task Force on Population, PM’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar joined the 3rd meeting of task force under the chair of President

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  • August 05, 2020

Dr. Sania inspires women entrepreneurs at the meeting of FPCCI Standing Committee on women empowerment

August 5, 2020 – Lahore: The third meeting of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) central standing committee on women empowerment and development took place in Lahore

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  • August 05, 2020

Sania Nishtar joins a ministerial roundtable hosted by UN Women in Bangkok

August 5, 2020 - Bangkok: Dr. Sania Nishtar joined a high-level virtual ministerial roundtable with Ministers from around the world as part of the expert panel to jointly share experiences

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  • August 04, 2020

Ehsaas convenes consultative meetings with partner banks to explore ways to promote financial inclusion

Aug 4, 2020 - Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation

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  • August 03, 2020

Dr. Sania represents Pakistan at the 11th Korea – SAARC Seminar convened by the Government of Korea

Aug 3, 2020 – Islamabad: At the 11th Korea - SAARC Partnership Seminar convened by the Government of Korea on the theme of public health and poverty alleviation in the time of COVID-19

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  • August 02, 2020

Sania meets and greets labourers on the second day of Eid at Ehsaas Langarkhana in Peshawar

Aug 2, 2020 -Peshawar: On the second day of Eid, Dr. Sania Nishtar, PM’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation visited the Ehsaas Langarkhana

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  • August 01, 2020

Sania celebrates Eid with the destitute women and girls at Edhi Home

Aug 1, 2020 -Islamabad: Special Assistant to the PM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar visited Edhi home to celebrate the first day of Eid

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  • July 30, 2020

Ehsaas and the World Bank explore collaborative avenues to expand the scope of Ehsaas

July 30, 2020 - Islamabad: Under the leadership of Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation

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  • July 30, 2020

International development partners congratulate Dr. Sania for releasing the flagship report on Ehsaas Emergency Cash

July 30, 2020 -Islamabad: Ehsaas hosted a webinar with donors, international development partners and UN agencies to share key findings of Ehsaas Emergency Cash Report penned

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  • July 30, 2020

Dr. Sania addresses keynote at the Ehsaas Scholarship distribution event hosted by KMU

July 30, 2020 - Peshawar: Khyber Medical University organized Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship distribution ceremony in Peshawar for medical and allied health students

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  • July 29, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar convenes consultative meeting to give structure to Panagahs

July 29, 2020 - Islamabad: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar

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  • July 29, 2020

President hosts a reception in collaboration with Ehsaas to pay tribute to services of health workers in COVID-19

July 29, 2020 – Islamabad: President Dr. Arif Alvi hosted a reception at the Presidency in Islamabad to pay tribute to the health workers and paramedical staff for their dedicated services during the COVID-19 pandemic

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  • July 29, 2020

Sania discusses matters pertaining to SUN Movement with Coordinator and UN Assistant Secretary-General in Geneva

July 29, 2020 -Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the PM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation virtually

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  • July 29, 2020

Dr. Sania joins the Cabinet Committee meeting on Utility Stores Corporation to review the utilization of subsidy amount

July 29, 2020 - Islamabad: The cabinet committee on Utility Stores Corporation met to review the utilization of the subsidy amount.

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  • July 29, 2020

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to Pakistan calls on Dr. Sania Nishtar

July 29, 2020 -Islamabad:  Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation

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  • July 28, 2020

Dr. Sania presents Ehsaas Emergency Cash Report to President Dr. Arif Alvi

July 28, 2020 -Islamabad: In a meeting that took place at Aiwan-e-Sadar in Islamabad, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister

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  • July 28, 2020

Dr. Nishtar releases an explanatory video on ‘Ehsaas Know Your Status web-portal’ to facilitate applicants of Ehsaas Emergency Cash

July 28, 2020 - Islamabad: To facilitate applicants as well as volunteers of Ehsaas Emergency Cash program enabling them to check online status of their applications

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  • July 27, 2020

Newly released edition of ‘Ehsaas Newsletter’ underscores the journey of this ground-breaking program amid COVID times

Connecting with wide-ranging stakeholders, Ehsaas has released the second volume of the newsletter. This electronic newsletter looks back at the Ehsaas’ progress from Jan 01, 2020 to Jun 30

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  • July 24, 2020

Dr. Sania visits newly set up Ehsaas Nashonuma Center in Khyber Tribal District to reviews arrangements

July 24, 2020 -Islamabad: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar together with her team visited the Ehsaas Nashonuma Center

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  • July 23, 2020

Ehsaas signs MoU with Aga Khan Foundation

July 23, 2020 -Islamabad: Ehsaas signed an MoU with Aga Khan Foundation, Pakistan for the launch of upcoming Ehsaas Nashonuma programme across Gilgit-Baltistan

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  • July 23, 2020

Ehsaas and Punjab discuss ways to exploit synergy with regard to Ehsaas social protection assistance

July 23, 2020 -Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation convened a virtual meeting

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  • July 23, 2020

Ehsaas conducts a Zoom session with experts from Aga Khan University to exchange views on stunting in Pakistan

July 23, 2020 -Islamabad: A Zoom session led by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar

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  • July 23, 2020

Ehsaas Labour Expert Groups convenes eleventh meeting in 13 months

July 23, 2020 -Islamabad: As part of ‘Mazdoor ka Ehsaas’, a meeting of the Ehsaas Labour Expert Group (LEG) was convened with federal government departments

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  • July 23, 2020

Ehsaas and ADB deliberate poverty graduation approaches in a virtual meeting

July 23, 2020 -Islamabad: A virtual meeting of Ehsaas was held with Asian Development Bank to discuss poverty graduation approaches in context of Pakistan

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  • July 22, 2020

Ehsaas organizes a 5 day training of lead trainers to roll out NSER in KP

July 22, 2020 -Islamabad: Ehsaas organized a 5 day training of lead trainers for the roll out of Ehsaas National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER) in KP

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  • July 21, 2020

Cabinet appreciates first of its kind report on Ehsaas Emergency Cash authored by Dr. Sania Nishtar

Islamabad -July 21, 2020: Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation presented Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme

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  • July 16, 2020

Federal Government expands the budget of Ehsaas Emergency Cash to Rs. 203b: SAPM Dr. Nishtar addresses a press conference

July 16, 2020 – Islamabad: Speaking at a press conference alongside Information Minister, Shibli Faraz, Special Assistant to the PM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar said that the funding of Ehsaas Emergency Cash

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  • July 16, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar chairs a webinar discussion organized by UNDP on social protection in the context of COVID-19

July 16, 2020 -Islamabad: United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Pakistan hosted a webinar on the theme of social protection as it relates to inequality in the context of the COVID-19

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  • July 14, 2020

Dr. Nishtar illustrates the newly introduced Ehsaas mechanism for payments to families of deceased

July 14, 2020 -Islamabad: To ease out the payment process for families of deceased beneficiaries who are eligible,

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  • July 13, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar briefs PM on upcoming ‘Ehsaas Nashonuma’ program

July 13, 2020 - Islamabad: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation

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  • July 11, 2020

Sania visits Pakistan Agriculture Research Center to explore multi-sectoral collaborations for Ehsaas

July 11, 2020 -Islamabad: “Within the government, multi-sectoral collaboration is critical for the success of Ehsaas program

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  • July 09, 2020

Ehsaas Langar & Panagah App available on Google Play Store

July 9, 2020 -Islamabad: Andriod version of ‘Ehsaas Langar and Panagah App’ is now available on Google Play Store, providing useful information about Ehsaas Langars

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  • July 08, 2020

Ehsaas launches ‘Ehsaas Emergency Cash-Know Your Status’ web-portal to facilitate registered applicants

July 8, 2020 -Islamabad: Ehsaas has launched ‘Know Your Status’ Portal which has been especially designed in collaboration with NADRA

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  • July 02, 2020

Dr. Sania briefs foreign diplomats on Ehsaas Emergency Cash: Pakistan’s social protection response to COVID-19

July 2, 2020 -Islamabad: Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a virtual briefing on the country’s social protection response to COVID-19, Ehsaas Emergency Cash program that brought together heads of diplomatic missions

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  • July 01, 2020

Sania Nishtar joins President Buhari of Nigeria and Antonio Gutteres during launch of UN’s Poverty Eradication Alliance

July 1, 2020 – Islamabad, Pakistan: Ending poverty and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals is at the heart of the government’s vision for Pakistan. This was the key message delivered by Dr. Sania Nishtar

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  • June 30, 2020

Governor Sindh Imran Ismail inaugurates Ehsaas Langar in Umerkot

June 30, 2020 - Umerkot: Governor Sindh Imran Ismail opened the Ehsaas Langar in Umerkot district of Sindh. This Langar provides cooked food to 300 people on daily basis.

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  • June 29, 2020

Dr. Sania takes to twitter to celebrate the achievement of Ehsaas Emergency Cash payment target among 12 m beneficiaries

June 29, 2020 -Islamabad: The federal government has successfully completed the Ehsaas target of emergency cash disbursement among 12 million daily wagers with overall disbursement of Rs. 145.29 billion

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  • June 29, 2020

Dr. Nishtar chairs the 40th board meeting of BISP

June 29, 2020 -Islamabad: The 40th meeting of the BISP board was held at BISP headquarters in Islamabad.

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  • June 26, 2020

PM announces the Rs. 3bn Ehsaas Cash Package for all families living close to the Line of Control

June 26, 2020 -Muzaffarabad: Addressing a ceremony in Muzaffarabad, the Prime Minister Imran Khan announced Ehsaas Cash Package

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  • June 25, 2020

Dr. Sania shares real-time evaluation of Ehsaas Emergency Cash with policymakers from Asia

June 25, 2020: UNDP Regional Innovation Hub in Bangkok organized NextGenGov online Summit - Asia Pacific with policymakers from across Asia to capitalize on sharing of experiences

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  • June 24, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar and CM KP Mehmood Khan review arrangements at Ehsaas payment site in Peshawar

June 24, 2020 -Peshawar: During her official visit to Peshawar, Dr. Sania Nishtar together with Chief Minister KP and Chief Secretary KP visited the Ehsaas Emergency Cash distribution site at Government High School No. 1

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  • June 24, 2020

SAPM Sania Nishtar and CM KP Mehmood Khan open Ehsaas Langar in Peshawar

June 24, 2020 -Peshawar: Dr. Sania Nishtar, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation along with Chief Minister KP, Mehmood Khan and Chairman Saylani Welfare International Trust

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  • June 24, 2020

Dr. Sania pays an unannounced visit to Swabi to observe Ehsaas Emergency Cash payments

June 24, 2020 - Swabi: Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar paid a surprise visit to Ehsaas payment site in Swabi

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  • June 22, 2020

Ehsaas signs MoUs with donors to commence operations through Ehsaas Rashan Portal

June 22, 2020 – Islamabad: Prior to the commencement of operations through Ehsaas Rashan Portal, the donor organizations including Pepsi Co, Lucky Cement, Bank Alfalah and Saylani Welfare International Trust committed

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  • June 22, 2020

PM opens assistance through Ehsaas Rashan Portal, PM’s COVID Web-portal and the Ehsaas Langar and Panahgah App

June 22, 2020 – Islamabad: The Prime Minister presided over a meeting during which he was briefed about commencement of operations through the Ehsaas Rashan Portal.

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  • June 17, 2020

Ehsaas Saylani Langar opens in Swat amidst COVID-19 pandemic

June 17, 2020 - Swat: Under the public private partnership, fourth Ehsaas Saylani Langar has been opened in Swat

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  • June 17, 2020

PM visits Ehsaas Emergency Cash Disbursement Centre in Larkana

June 17, 2020 - Larkana: Prime Minister Imran Khan visited the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Disbursement Centre at Sachal Colony, Larkana

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  • June 17, 2020

PM apolitically decides to increase the share of Sindh in Ehsaas Emergency Cash from 22.45% to 31%

June 17, 2020- Karachi: Participating in a televised media talk led by the Prime Minister Imran Khan during the visit to Karachi

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  • June 13, 2020

PM visits Ehsaas Emergency Cash disbursement centre at Lahore

June 13, 2020 - Lahore: Prime Minister Imran Khan visited the Ehsaas Emergency Cash disbursement centre in Lahore and inspected the transfer of cash to the deserving people

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  • June 11, 2020

Ehsaas Emergency Cash beneficiaries cross the 10m mark in nine weeks

June 11, 2020 - Islamabad: The Ehsaas Emergency Cash program has served more than 10 million beneficiaries since nine weeks of its commencement. The program was launched on April 9, 2020

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  • June 04, 2020

Ehsaas comes up with supplementary payment solution to serve beneficiaries with biometric issues

June 4, 2020 – Islamabad: Ehsaas has introduced a supplementary payment solution to facilitate beneficiaries of Ehsaas Emergency Cash who are eligible but were facing problems in withdrawing money owing to defying biometric identification

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  • June 03, 2020

Ehsaas commences emergency cash transfer to tribal daily wage earners across Waziristan

June 3, 2020 – Islamabad: Pakistan’s COVID-19 safety net response, Ehsaas Emergency Cash, has disbursed more than 117.49 billion Pakistani Rupees among 96.63 million vulnerable families across Pakistan

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  • June 02, 2020

Dr. Sania presents real-time lessons of Pakistan’s COVID-19 safety net response in her keynote address at ADB’s webinar

June 2, 2020 -Islamabad: The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) organized a webinar themed, “Casting Wider Safety Nets to Reach Asia’s Most Vulnerable: Real-time Policy Recommendations

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  • June 01, 2020

International donors widely applaud Pakistan’s Ehsaas Emergency Cash transfer program amid COVID-19 pandemic

June 1, 2020 -Islamabad: Ehsaas hosted a virtual meeting with international donors, UN Agencies & other stakeholders to apprise them with regard to Ehsaas Emergency Cash distribution- update & potential way forward

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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

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 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 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

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 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 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

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 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 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

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 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 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

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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  • 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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  • 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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