ISLAMABAD: 07, MARCH, 2022: Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate Ehsaas Riayat Rashan Program in Islamabad today (Monday) under which 30% monthly subsidy will be provided to 20 million families on daily use items.
As per details, this is aimed at effectively lowering the price of essential goods like wheat flour, cooking oil, ghee and pulses while a monthly subsidy of one thousand rupees will be granted to every eligible family on the purchase of flour, cooking oil and pulses.
Under the programme, Rs106 billion will be spent on provision of subsidies to 20 million eligible families. The Kafaalat Cash Assistance Program worth 71 billion rupees will also be started under Ehsaas Kafalat Scheme.Only one member of an applicant family whose cell number is issued on his personal Computerized National Identity Card can enroll his family either through web-portal or 8171 SMS service.
Earlier, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Sania Nishtar said "The amount can be increased along with introducing more benefits through utilizing this system."
She informed that Ehsaas Rashan Programme will cover 20 million households across Pakistan with a poverty score of less than 39 and an income of Rs 31,000 per month.
From this program, 60% population of Pakistan will be benefited, Sania Nishtar added. (04)