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. So far, Ehsaas has transferred Rs.55.039 billion to 4.586 million families to cater to their financial needs in the wake of ongoing Coronavirus situation. Under the program, Rs.12,000 is being distributed to each eligible family. Talking about the SMS campaign 8171, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar said, “ Ehsaas SMS service launched by the Prime Minister on April 1, 2020 to register Ehsaas Emergency Cash beneficiaries under categories 2 & 3 is closing today. All deserving people particularly daily wagers and laborers are encouraged to send CNIC numbers to 8171 before the campaign closes at midnight.”