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The Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr. Sania Nishter announced an extension of the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Payments.

On August 30, Sunday, Dr. Sania made an announcement via Twitter. She notified that the deadline for receiving payments under the Ehsaas Emergency Cash program is extended till mid of September.

Sense Emergency Cash (required announcement) for the convenience of the beneficiaries, the deadline for receipt of emergency cash has been extended till September 15. However, the relatives of the deceased and the beneficiaries facing biometric verification issues will be able to receive their money up to 15 days after the end of the program payments.

Whereas the relatives of competent deceased people and those who are facing issues of biometric verification will be able to receive their due payments up to 15 days after this closing date. Additionally, people whose spouses have passed away but are still befitting may still register.

The government’s previously announced deadline date was August 31, but now it is September 15.

What is the Ehsas Program?

The Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program was launched on April 1, 2020. Each family in need receives about Rs. 12,000 and currently it finances over 12 million families.

Under the Ehsaas Emergency Cash program, the PTI government distributed over Rs 145.29  among more than 12 million families across the country. Earlier the government decided to allocate Rs. 144 billion budget for the cash distribution but now it has become Rs. 203 billion.

According to the head of the program, Dr. Sania Nishter, the program is in its second phase of cash distribution.

Practically, The Ehsaas program is the first step towards Imran Khan’s vision of ” Riyasat-e-Madina”- a welfare state. According to the policy statement, the objective of the program is to lift the lagging district, reduce inequality, and invest in people.

Read also: Imran Khan Receives Praise for Ehsas Program

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