Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program explained – Sania Nishtar [Urdu Video]

ISLAMABAD: To make it easier for people the entire Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program explained by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar in an Urdu video posted today.

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Ehsaas Program explained in detail by Dr Sania NIshtar in Urdu.

The Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program is introduced by the federal government to help the poor and deserving people under these times of hardship because of the coronavirus lockdown as many are out of work.

APPLICATION PROCESS: How to apply online for Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program via web portal.

According to Dr Sania Nishtar, the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program will help 12 million families by providing them financial of of Rs. 12,000 per family and the total budget approved for this initiative is Rs. 144 billion although if the demand rises then a new proposal might be sent to cabinet for further funding.

.ثانیہ نشتر نے پورے اردو میں ایمرجنسی کیش پروگرام کی وضاحت کی ہے۔ ویڈیو دیکھیں

Sania Nishtar Explaining Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program [Urdu Video]

The beneficiaries or people eligible for the Ehsaas Cash Program fall into three categories according to Dr Sania Nishtar.

These are three beneficiary categories as explained below:

  • Category 1:
    • People who are already part of the Kafaalat program and receiving Rs. 2,000 per month will now get extra Rs. 1,000 under the Eshaas Emergency Cash Program for the next four months and the payment will be made in a lump sum of Rs. 12,000 covering the 4 months. This category includes around 4.5 million people.
  • Category 2:
    • This category has people who are already present in the National Socioeconomic Database. These are 4 million people.
  • Category 3:
    • This includes around 3.5 million people and those who have their list being compiled by districts and will undergo data checks.

All these categories will under data checks to determine the most deserving people. Provinces can choose to provide aid to more people than the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program intends but they will have to provide the list of the additional people and the amount. The entire list will also undergo the same data checks.

These data checks are basically for wealth proxies determining how much deserving people are who have applied for the program so that the right people are chosen.

Dr Sania Nisthar also explains the whole process of the SMS campaign which is already underway for the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program to determine the eligible people.

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SMS campaign process flow.

Basically all those ineligible will be notified and those who are eligible and a part of the database for the first two categories will be approved for the payment and notified accordingly. We will discuss the third category separately. This includes those people who get a message telling them to contact their district administration offices.

You can use the SMS service to determine eligibility however if you do not belong to the first two categories you will need to apply online or visit the district administration office. You can find the complete SMS process guide HERE. Although we recommend using the web portal for complete online application from home as we have discussed below with a link to the guide.

In the same way people can apply for the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program through their newly launched web portal and goes through the same process but it is easier since they don’t have to contact or visit their district offices and the application takes place online.

We have made an entire post on how to use the web portal and apply for the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program.

Apply Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program via Web Portal.

There will be a separate data checks for everyone who fall under the third category and the list compiled by districts. They will go through a wealth proxy check where it will be determined whether they or their spouse own a car, have travelled abroad and after determining that they deserve the grant, they will be notified just like the others and those who are ineligible will also be notified via SMS.

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How district category will be processed.

These people will be checked under the following criteria:

  • Travelled abroad
  • spouses travelled abroad
  • one of more vehicles registered against the names
  • spouses having one of more vehicles registered against their names
  • average monthly bill for PTCL or mobile greater than Rs. 1000.
  • average monthly bill for spouses greater than Rs. 1000 (PTCL or mobile)
  • applied passport via executive centers
  • spouses applied passport via executive centers
  • three or more family members with applied CNIC will executive fee
  • employees of Government
  • spouses employees of Government

How payment will be made?

Payment will be made for the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program after biometric verifiation through more than 18,065 Points of Sale across Pakistan. These payment points belong to two banksthat include Habib Bank (HBL) and Bank Alfalfah.

These payment points will include retail shops with their which have their services like Konnect, Alfa, eSaholat and JS SCO for AJK. Money can also be withdrawn through their biometric ATMS.

Also the government is making sure that all these retail points remain open for people to get the money and they don’t have any trouble.

People can similarly avail Ration (Rashan) through the Ehsaas Rashan Program as well and the whole application process is in our post below.

Read more: How to apply for Ehsaas Rashan Program (Complete Guide).

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35 Comments

  1. Me bhot pareshan hn 2mhaine se Kam nhai he dhiyari dar mazdor hon Ghar kiray ka he mere 3 chote chote Bache hen lhiaza mherbani farma Kar Meri madad farmay

  2. Sir may nay apley keya tha sms be aya ha 16 april ko magher A/C may 12000 amunt nah aya HBl may list be cheek katwa list may nam nah NIC 4200004268939

  3. sir mera bahi hamid ullah ehsaas cash keliye ahal hay os ko massege huwa tha awar 12000 rupes ka massege be huwa tha lekin wo jail may hy to oska rupe kon wasool karega

  4. Assalam o Alaikum
    Sir/ Mam ma ny apni sister k liye apply kiya huwa ha mjhy 18 din ho gy hn online b application submit krwai or msg b kiya pehly jo code tha 8070 us sy mjhy passcode or application number send kiya gya phir code change huwa 8171 iss py abi tk verification he nai ho pae jb k un k area ma sbko mil gy hn kindly bta dyn k milyn gy b ya nai ku k ma helpline py b cl kr chuki hu lykin mjhy koi jawab nai Mila Mehrbani ho gi aap agr mjhy sahi inform kr dyn

  5. slam my name mai sanam mene apply kiya mje sms ara he apki ijach prtaal chlry he sir ek week sae apply kere he hm bht zrort mnd he hm nqash vilas qasimabad hydrabad m rhte he mera husbend karegr he ek mhine se wo ghr m he ab in halat me hm kiya kre plz help us

      1. Sir / mam jaisy sb politition r political parties during election capangien chalti h aap logo ko bhi aisa hi karna chatya tha ga to mobile service use karty

      2. Slam my name IMRAN
        Many ahsas emergency cash ma apply kiya hwa h or insaf imdad cash program ma b dono sy koi positive response nh mila Verification ho the h bs yhe bol dety h

  6. I am a pastor and many people should be given the rights they deserve and in this difficult time we cannot help but pray and we are in favor of our country. Thank you

      1. Sir emergency Cash apply Kiya hy na ahal agaya hy par main apnay ghar ka wahid kafeel hu 2mah sy Kam b nai hy 3 afrad hain hum log Roz Kam karta tha wo b bnd ho gaya hy batein kasay apply ho ga

  7. salam!men shadi shuda ho or do bachy b hen lekin mjhy meri walid ki family me daal dya gya he halan k meri alag aik family he or nikah nama b nadra se bana he

  8. Sir me alag rehta hun apni family k sath mery walid alag rehty hen to hum dono hi pareshan hain to kya hum dono ki rigistration ho sakti hai

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