Dr Sania announces One Window Ehsaas Centres in all Balochistan districts

TURBAT – Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Senator Dr Sania Nishtar spent Sunday in bordering areas of South Balochistan to educate the local communities and beneficiaries about the programmes and initiatives of Ehsaas and get their feedback. 

Together with the Makran Division and senior officers of Pakistan Army and Frontier Corps, she visited sub-tehsil Balnigore and Tehsil Tump of district Kech. She also visited various sites in the region to explore options for opening One Window Ehsaas Centres in Turbat and Mand.

“In this fiscal year, One Window Ehsaas Centres will be opened in all districts of Balochistan. It is our top priority to open the one-stop-shop, One Window Ehsaas Centres in lagging districts of South Balochistan to facilitate beneficiaries at the earliest,” she said.

Keeping in view the difficult terrain of South Balochistan, localized strategy of Ehsaas is also being formulated to facilitate beneficiaries in far flung areas through mobile One Window Centres as well. Once materialised, this mobile arrangement will serve the beneficiaries of Ehsaas at the doorstep and will reduce their travel time and cost. During the visit, she interacted with local communities and took feedback on the Ehsaas’ running programmes in the area.

About Ehsaas programmes, she guided the local communities about the Ehsaas Digital portal that provides people centered instructional information of Ehsaas in Urdu. She also briefed about the Ehsaas 8171 web-portal that is accessible online for the general public to check their eligibility under Ehsaas.  Under the umbrella of Ehsaas, there are many programmes being implemented in South Balochistan including Ehsaas Kafaalat, Ehsaas Emergency Cash, Ehsaas Education Stipends and Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship. 

At the Government College for Women in Tump, Dr Sania also spoke to students and asked them to apply for the Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship portal that is open till Nov 30, 2021 to receive fresh applications for the academic year 2021-22. The visit was organised by the Pakistan Army and Frontier Corps across South Balochistan. 

 

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