Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar, paid a surprise visit to one of the Ehsaas Emergency Cash facilities in the outskirts of Islamabad.
Wearing a Burqa, Dr. Sania made the visit to assess the arrangements for the scheme which is a flagship initiative of the PTI government.
This visit in disguise was intended to assess the arrangements at the payment site in terms of quality of services, transparency and accuracy in payment system and adherence to the COVID-19 preventive measures.
As of now, Rs. 89.143 billion has been distributed among 7.307 million families identified by the relevant district administrations under category I and II, whereas the payments under category III are currently being made.