ANL 34.00 Increased By ▲ 0.90 (2.72%)
ASC 14.90 Increased By ▲ 0.55 (3.83%)
ASL 25.10 Increased By ▲ 0.62 (2.53%)
AVN 92.20 Decreased By ▼ -0.30 (-0.32%)
BOP 9.14 Increased By ▲ 0.08 (0.88%)
BYCO 9.85 Increased By ▲ 0.15 (1.55%)
DGKC 134.70 Increased By ▲ 2.51 (1.9%)
EPCL 50.62 Increased By ▲ 0.52 (1.04%)
FCCL 24.63 Increased By ▲ 0.33 (1.36%)
FFBL 25.86 Increased By ▲ 1.46 (5.98%)
FFL 15.49 Increased By ▲ 0.47 (3.13%)
HASCOL 10.56 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
HUBC 86.33 Increased By ▲ 1.23 (1.45%)
HUMNL 7.02 Increased By ▲ 0.27 (4%)
JSCL 25.65 Increased By ▲ 0.40 (1.58%)
KAPCO 41.55 Increased By ▲ 2.80 (7.23%)
KEL 4.02 Increased By ▲ 0.04 (1.01%)
LOTCHEM 14.45 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.14%)
MLCF 46.42 Increased By ▲ 0.54 (1.18%)
PAEL 37.25 Increased By ▲ 0.55 (1.5%)
PIBTL 11.70 Increased By ▲ 0.27 (2.36%)
POWER 10.25 Increased By ▲ 0.10 (0.99%)
PPL 90.90 Increased By ▲ 1.20 (1.34%)
PRL 26.86 Increased By ▲ 0.61 (2.32%)
PTC 8.71 Increased By ▲ 0.11 (1.28%)
SILK 1.35 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
SNGP 42.71 Increased By ▲ 1.31 (3.16%)
TRG 146.10 Increased By ▲ 3.00 (2.1%)
UNITY 30.20 Increased By ▲ 0.41 (1.38%)
WTL 1.41 Decreased By ▼ -0.01 (-0.7%)
BR100 4,965 Increased By ▲ 76.98 (1.57%)
BR30 25,754 Increased By ▲ 477.72 (1.89%)
KSE100 45,837 Increased By ▲ 558.82 (1.23%)
KSE30 19,174 Increased By ▲ 275.54 (1.46%)
Pakistan

Govt abolishes CNIC validity requirement for Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program

Nishtar informed that so far Rs69 billion has been distributed among 5.7 million families. She said that work
Updated 23 Apr 2020
  • Nishtar informed that so far Rs69 billion has been distributed among 5.7 million families.
  • She said that work on the third category would start soon and the quota in the category was fixed according to the population of the provinces.

The government has abolished the requirement for National Identity Card validity in the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Thursday, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) said that category one of the cash program has been completed eighty percent, after which category two of Ehsas Emergency Cash Program is underway.

She informed that so far Rs69 billion has been distributed among 5.7 million families, over 146 million SMS were received for cash assistance out of which while 48 million were sent more than once from the same identity card.

Sania Nishtar said that about 8.8 million identity cards were rejected on SMS family duplication, whereas, 88,621 identity card numbers could not be verified.

She said that work on the third category would start soon and the quota in the category was fixed according to the population of the provinces.

The Special Assistant further said that there has never been a bigger social security program in the history of Pakistan. The Prime Minister directed that the program should be kept non-political and transparent. The SAPM said that this program is running during the lockdown and difficult conditions so there are problems. Fingerprints are also a problem at the moment.

She said that payment of money to those whose ID cards had expired was a big problem but now the condition of the validity of CNIC has been removed.