LARKANA, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 17th Jun, 2020 ) :Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar Wednesday apprised Prime Minister Imran Khan that under the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme a sum of Rs 60 billion was being distributed among a total of 5 million families in the Sindh province.
Dr Sania further apprised that under the prime minister‘s direction, the share of Sindh province in the Ehsaas Cash Programme was enhanced from 22 per cent to 31 per cent so that all the deserving families could be benefited.
The prime minister, on the occasion, interacted with emergency cash assistance beneficiaries and inquired about their financial conditions, particularly in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak.
He was also accompanied by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, Minister for Privatization Muhammadmian Soomro, Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Zaidi, Special Assistant Lt Gen (Retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa and Pakistan Tahreek-i-Insaf Sindh President Haleem Adil Shaikh ater, the prime minister on his twitter account posted that he found a large number of unemployed, who were Chaabrri-wallahs (cart vendors) whom the police had stopped from working.
“The poverty & those unemployed because of COVID-19 in Sindh is far greater proportionally than in other provinces acc (according) to applications received by my PM Relief Fund – 32% of all applicants are from Sindh whereas pop (people) of Sindh comprises around 22% of Pak’s pop (people),” he observed.\867