Ehsaas Programme Emblem (L) and Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Dr Sania Nishtar (L). Photographs: File.

ISLAMABAD: Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Dr Sania Nishtar on Friday stated that the  Ehsaas programme, initiated by the federal government, is “completely neutral and clear.”

Responding to a query throughout Senate proceedings, she stated that the “One Window Ehsaas” was being unscaled nationwide, whereas 20 different Ehsaas programmes have been additionally operating, together with Ehsaas Langars, Ehsaas Panagahs, and Ehsaas Koye Bhooka Na Soye.

She stated {that a} complete report can be issued relating to the Ehsaas programme very quickly.

The SAPM added that the Opposition ought to give recommendations for additional enhancing the Ehsaas initiatives as a substitute of criticising it earlier than the media.

Sania Nishtar stated that the Benazir Earnings Help (BISP) was an establishment and never associated to Panagahs or Langarkhanas, including that many inquiries have been underway as a result of “corruption in BISP.”

She additional stated that the Ehsaas Kafaalat offered money stipends of Rs2,000 month-to-month to probably the most deserving and poorest ladies throughout the nation.

She added: “Conditional Money Transfers” was additionally an essential pillar of Ehsaas, whereas the Ehsaas Emergency Money programme has been launched within the context of the financial hardship being skilled by individuals as a result of ongoing coronavirus disaster.

Dr Nishtar additionally stated that the programme lined greater than 15 million households with a complete price range of Rs203 billion.

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