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Jun 01, 2020 PRINT EDITION
  • As part of the programme,  Rs144 billion will be distributed to 12 million families across the country.

(Karachi) In a bid to address problems being faced by citizens in wake of coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the Ehsaas Emergency Cash initiative on Wednesday.

As part of the programme,  Rs144 billion will be distributed to 12 million families across the country. At least Rs12,000 will be distributed among the deserving families.

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The Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme has been approved for giving cash assistance to over 10 million affectees, especially daily wage earners. The programme will benefit a total of 67 million people (given the household size). About Rs 12,000 will be given to each family as per decision.

Under the programme, 4.5 million existing Ehsaas Kafaalat beneficiaries (all women) already getting Rs. 2,000 will also get extra Rs 1,000 emergency relief for the next four months.