Prime Minister Imran Khan said transparency and merit would be ensured in disbursement of cash under the Ehsaas socio-welfare programme

Prime Minister Imran Khan said transparency and merit would be ensured in disbursement of cash under the Ehsaas socio-welfare programme.

He recalled that 30, 000 non-deserving people were delisted from the Ehsaas, who had faked their identities as poor.

He said nobody could raise a question on the transparency of Ehsaas programme, where the cash disbursement was made on non-political basis.

He mentioned that even more funds were given to Sindh due to poverty despite the fact that the province was not being run by his political party.

PM’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar in a briefing to the Prime Minister said 70 percent of the comprehensive Ehsaas survey had been completed, which would be finalized by June.

She said all those that have been identified for enrollment through the new survey will be given Rs 2000 a month on a continuing basis, to assist them with their basic needs.

She said 280, 000 families would be sent SMS today informing them that they could collect Rs 12, 000.

Dr Nishtar assured that in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the principles of transparency, honesty and merit would be maintained in cash disbursement.

Women beneficiaries of the programme namely Nasreen Bibi, Allah Rakhi, Amina Bibi and others on the occasion talked to Prime Minister Imran Khan and expressed gratitude that Ehsaas programme would prove helpful in mitigating their financial ordeal.