ISLAMABAD - An amount of over Rs138.882 billion has been disbursed among over 11,469,943 beneficiaries under the different categories of Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme so far.

The programme was initiated to disburse cash amount of Rs12,000 among each family affected from the coronavirus lockdown.

The payment of cash under different categories of the programme continues across the country. According to the cash update received by official source on Thursday, a total of over Rs60.150 billion had been disbursed among over 4,964,415 deserving families in Punjab so far while around Rs 40.209 billion had been disbursed among 3,499,014 families in Sindh.

Similarly, over Rs25.311 billion have been disbursed among more than 2,085,339 beneficiaries in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while over Rs7.080 billion have been disbursed among 582,349 persons in Balochistan.

In Azad Jammu and Kashmir, over Rs2.366 billion have been distributed among 193,576 deserving persons while Rs1.032 billion have been distributed among more than 84,338 people in Gilgit Baltistan. An amount of Rs0.736 has been distributed among more than 60,912 beneficiaries in Islamabad. It is pertinent to mention here that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister (CM) along with Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar had inaugurated Ehsaas Langar at Haji Camp Adda, Peshawar the other day.

Dr. Nishtar along with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister and secretary visited a payment center for Ehsaas Emergency Cash in Peshawar and reviewed the arrangements made for payments. Dr Nishtar also interacted with those eligible beneficiaries at a payment center in Swabi who faced difficulties in receiving payments. The messages were sent to such beneficiaries through 8171 by Ehsaas during the last week again.

Now deserving persons are smoothly receiving their payments.