Banks to Remain Open on Saturday, Sunday to Facilitate Deserving Families: Sania Nishtar

Special assistant to Premier Sania Nishtar on Wednesday said the banks would be open for cash support for the deserving families under the Ehsaas Emergency Money programme. The banks are now open to pay for the Emergency Cash Program.

When she spoke with ARY News Sania Nishtar said today that the Rs 49.2 billion was transferred into the program’s accounts. She also said that, within two and a half weeks, the Rs 144 billion was transferred to the accounts.

She maintained that 17,000 points have been set up across the country for the cash distribution and added that 25,000 people withdrew their money from the banks in just one and half hours.

The special assistant said the eligible deserving families should ensure that they are receiving the full amount of 12,000 rupees from the point mentioned in the SMS, which includes designated points and date.

She termed the Ehsaas Emergency Cash program the country’s ‘biggest relief package’ and said that that distribution of funds to the deserving families is totally merit-based, transparent and non-political.

Earlier today, the disbursement of cash assistance to the deserving families under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme underway across the country.

In a tweet, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety, Dr. Sania Nishtar  had said that in the first phase, disbursements were being made to Kafalat beneficiaries.

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