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 million families will benefit under the new ‘Ehsaas Kafaalat Policy for Special Persons’. They will be eligible for a monthly stipend of Rs. 2000. This is a step toward a disability-inclusive, and sustainable post COVID-19 world.” The 7 million families which are currently eligible under Ehsaas Kafaalat fall under the poverty ranking threshold of 29 that is determined by the Proxy Means Test. Under the new “Ehsaas Kafaalat for Special Persons Policy”, this threshold is being increased to 37 for such households with at least one special person. These households will now be eligible to get Ehsaas Kafaalat cash. “Ehsaas believes in an inclusive approach to ensure that special persons in our society are not left behind and they can assess equal opportunities. Realizing the Ehsaas’ commitment to uplift the special persons, each family with a special person will now get Rs. 2000 per month through Kafaalat. Only one benefit per family will be given”, said SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar.