Up until Thursday morning, up to 38,656,837 people sent their SMS to receive the Ehsaa Emergency Cash service.
The Special Advocate to Social Security and Poverty Reduction of the Prime Minister, Dr Sania Nishtar, spoke in a tweet.
“Till Tuesday morning, we have received thirty million, eighty six lac, fifty six thousand, eight hundred and thirty seven(38,656,837) SMS through the people from different areas under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme”, Dr. Nishtar said.
The daily wagers and piece rate workers badly affected due to the lockdown amid prevailing Coronavirus health crisis in the country can send SMS to 8171 to become beneficiaries of Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme.
It is pertinent to mention here that Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program intends to benefit 12 million families by providing them financial assistance of Rs. 12,000 per family and the total budget approved for this initiative is Rs. 144 billion.
PM Special Assistant, Dr. Sania Nishtar also visited different areas of the capital, met the labourers to get their feedback about the program.
She interacted with them to ascertain how they are participating in the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program.