‘Ehsaas: Koye Bhooka Na Soye Fund’ opened for public donations

ISLAMABAD: ‘Ehsaas: Koye Bhooka Na Soye Fund’ has now been established to solicit public donations for expansion of Ehsaas Koi Bhooka Na Soye programme nationwide.

The fund has been set up on the special instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan

The setting up of this fund in the holy month of Ramazan is an important step that invites public and civil society to contribute towards building a welfare state where no one goes to bed hungry as per vision of the Prime Minister.

Public can deposit donations in cash or through crossed cheque in favour of, ‘Ehsaas: Koye Bhooka na Soye’ through branches of any of the commercial banks operating across the country. Contributions can also be made at field offices of State Bank of Pakistan Banking Services Cooperation in 15 cities across the country.

State Bank of Pakistan has advised commercial banks to make available pre-printed deposit slips at their counters to facilitate the public in depositing the donations. Banks have also been advised to prominently display the ‘Fund Account Number’ and ‘IBAN’ on their websites and ATM screens enabling donors to make donations through Alternate Delivery Channels.

Overseas Pakistanis can also send their donations to any commercial bank in Pakistan using the account details given on the banks’ websites. Overseas Pakistanis maintaining Roshan Digital Accounts (RDA) in Pakistan can also contribute to the fund through their RDAs.

According to the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, Dr Sania Nishtar, “We are setting up a robust fund governance mechanism at the Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division in order to ensure that all decisions related to fund utilisation and deployment are strictly rule based and transparent.”

For integrity and efficiency of donor management operations, Ehsaas is setting up a ‘Donation Management System’. Once fully operationalized, the system will assist funders in terms of transparency, fund utilization and traceability.