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MULTAN: Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar has said the social protection of the masses is the top priority of the government.

Speaking during a visit to Ehsaas Kafalat Center in Multan on Saturday, she said multi-billion Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme was launched to provide financial assistance to the deserving people.

Sania Nishter said Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme has been devised on the desire of Prime Minister Imran Khan to provide social and economic aid to the deserving segments of the society.

Those, who got registered with the programme but did not received their cash due to biometric verification issue, should contact the relevant bank branches till September 30 to get their money, she advised.

Dr Sania said that in case of those who had been died after getting registered with the programme, the heirs of the deceased should make their death certificates from the respective union councils and get it registered in the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) then send the same to the office of Ehsaas Programme till September 30.

On this occasion, the special assistant met with the beneficiaries of the programme and inquired about the facilities being provided at the centre, over which they expressed satisfaction over the process of cash payment.