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Discussion on Strategies and Goals of Ehsas Emergency Cash Program SMS Service, launched to Support Families in Need due to COVID-19
April 02, 2020



In the Radio Programme Rabta, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Dr. Sania Nishtar has provided details about the SMS service 8171 launched to enable the deserving families to benefit from Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program who are facing financial problems due to Corona Virus. She added that a cash grant of twelve thousand rupees will be given to the deserving families through a transparent mechanism. The Special Assistant said the deserving families desiring to benefit from the program have to send their national identity cards on the SMS code 8171, which is activated from Wednesday evening. She also said that Ehsaas Ration Platform has also been launched to connect people wanting to donate food ration to people in need. At least thirty five thousand deserving families and over six hundred donors have so far got themselves registered on the online platform. Dr. Sania Nishtar clarified that the deserving families can simultaneously benefit from both these programs.

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Host: Tasawar Zaman Babar

Guest: Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation

Production Team: Jarullah, Kamran Tariq and Muhammad Ali Farooqui

Executive Producer: Riffat Qayyum

Production Head: Muhammad Fiaz Kiani

It is PBC Islamabad Production.