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PM apolitically decides to increase the share of Sindh in Ehsaas Emergency Cash from 22.45% to 31%


June 17, 2020- Karachi: Participating in a televised media talk led by the Prime Minister Imran Khan during the visit to Karachi, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar said that the major chunk of Rs 60 billion earmarked for Sindh under the Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme is being distributed among the 50 million needy families across the province. Adding further she said, “In Categories II & III of Ehsaas Emergency Cash, provincial quotas are population based. However, in Categories IV & V that is funded by PM’s COVID relief fund, all eligible applicants are being supported on PM’s directions. Therefore, deserving individuals in Sindh will gain the most from this apolitical decision as the share of the province has now been increased from 22.45% to 31%.” Further, Dr. Sania Nishtar who leads Ehsaas programme shared the final breakdown of federally-funded Ehsaas Emergency Cash beneficiaries by federating units. She said that the overall number of individuals to be supported under the Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme has now been increased from 12 million to 16.16 million. The media talk can be watched here.