Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Dr Sania Nishtar announced the inauguration of the Ehsaas Digital Portal, which would help worthy families understand their eligibility and the process for applying for several pro-poor programmes.
All information related to various Ehsaas programmes is available through the web portal ehsaasdigital.pass.gov.pk, that can be accessed through an android phone, she said in a video message.
The SAPM said that this web portal would provide all information about Ehsaas programmes at a single platform, in Urdu.
The programmes include Ehsaas Interest-Free Loans, Educational Stipends, Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme, Ehsaas Nashonuma, Ehsaas Amdan, Ehsaas Survey, Ehsaas Koi Bhooka Na Soye, Ehsaas Panahgah, Ehsaas Langar and more.
The Ehsaas programme has been featured as an international best practice in the recently released edition of the UN Principles for Responsible Digital Payments 2021 report.
Ehsaas emerged as the largest social protection programme in the history of the country in times of the Covid-19 pandemic last year by benefiting almost half of the country’s population.