On April 1st, 2020, the government of Pakistan announced the Ehsaas Emergency Cash program in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The program provides a one-time financial assistance of 12,000 rupees to poor and vulnerable families across the country. The program is administered through the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and is targeted at families who do not have access to social safety nets such as the BISP or Benazir Income Support Program. As of June 2020, over 3 million families have benefitted from the program. In this blog post, we will take a look at the Ehsaas Emergency Cash program and how it has helped families in Pakistan during the Covid-19 pandemic. We will also examine some of the challenges that the program has faced and how it can be improved in the future.
What is the Emergency Ehsas Program?
The Emergency Ehsas Program is a government initiative to provide financial assistance to those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The program provides monthly stipends of up to 12,000 Pakistani rupees (approximately $75) to low-income families, as well as one-time payments of up to 6,000 rupees ($37) to help cover medical expenses. In addition, the program offers interest-free loans of up to 200,000 rupees ($1,225) for small businesses and farmers. The Emergency Ehsas Program is part of the government’s larger Ehsaas relief package, which also includes the Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal social safety net program and the Kamyab Jawan youth employment initiative.
How will the Program Help Pakistan’s Poorest?
The Emergency Ehsaas Program will help Pakistan’s poorest by providing them with access to food, shelter, and medical care. The program will also provide financial assistance to families who are struggling to make ends meet. By providing these basic necessities, the Emergency Ehsaas Program will help to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life for Pakistan’s poorest citizens.
What are the Eligibility Criteria for the Program?
To be eligible for the Emergency Ehsaas Program, applicants must:
-Be Pakistani citizens
-Be 18 years of age or older
-Have a valid CNIC or B-Form
-Be employed (or have been employed in the past 6 months)
-Not be receiving any other form of social safety net support
How to Apply for the Emergency Ehsas Program?
The Emergency Ehsas Program provides financial assistance to low-income families who are struggling to make ends meet. The program is designed to help families with basic needs such as food, shelter, and clothing. To apply for the program, you must first fill out an application form. Once your application has been received, a case worker will review your information and determine if you are eligible for the program. If you are eligible, you will be given a list of documents that you must provide in order to receive benefits. These documents include proof of income, proof of residency, and proof of need.
The emergency Ehsaas program is a much-needed initiative that will help Pakistan’s most vulnerable citizens weather the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides financial assistance to those who have lost their jobs or are struggling to make ends meet, and it will go a long way in helping Pakistan’s economy recover from the crisis. We urge the government to implement the program swiftly and efficiently so that those who need it can benefit from it as soon as possible.