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 for all 138,275 families living in 219 villages close to the Line of Control (LoC). Under the specialized cash assistance package worth Rs. 3 billion, all the resident families along the LoC have been declared entitled for the Ehsaas Emergency Cash and Ehsaas Kafaalat programs. Women of all those families would receive monthly stipend of Rs 2,000 besides an emergency cash of Rs 12,000. Speaking to the valiant families living beside the LoC, the Prime Minister stated, “I am grateful today that we have been given an opportunity to help the people living around LoC braving hardships and economic losses due to cross border firing.” The ceremony was attended by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan, Ali Amin Gandapur, Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) President, Sardar Masood Khan and Prime Minister AJK, Raja Farooq Haider. PM also gave away Ehsaas Cheques to the entitled families from LoC.