May 18, 2020 – Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has formally launched the Ehsaas Emergency Cash disbursements to job-loss affectees through PM COVID-19 Fund. To inaugurate the disbursal process, Prime Minister visited an Ehsaas cash distribution site at Sports Complex, Islamabad where the first batch of job-loss/livelihood-loss affectees received cash assistance of Rs. 12,000 each through Ehsaas Emergency Cash system. The Prime Minister inquired from beneficiaries about the financial impacts in the aftermath of the Covid-19 emergency. “The government has taken different decisions to continue economic activities and has opened different sectors,” he said. PM’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar and other senior officials also accompanied the PM. Dr. Nishtar briefed the PM about the entire Ehsaas Emergency Cash process for identification of beneficiaries and payments through PM COVID-19 Fund.