PM to interact with Ehsaas beneficiaries during loan verification ceremony in Sahiwal – Pakistan
Published on January 28, 2021 7:02 p.m.
Prime Minister to distribute Ehsaas interest-free loan checks
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan will interact with beneficiaries of the Ehsaas program during his visit to Sahiwal on Friday.
The prime minister will distribute Ehsaas interest-free loan and Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship checks among the selected number of recipients and deserving students in the Sahiwal division, according to a statement.
Since its launch in March 2019, various initiatives of the Ehsaas program – Kafaalat, Waseela-e-Taleem Digital, undergraduate scholarships, interest-free loans and others have been implemented in the Sahiwal division to uplift the marginalized populations of its three districts. from Sahiwal, Okara and Pakpattan.
The current Ehsaas survey is 28% complete in Sahiwal Division, which will serve as the basis for large-scale social protection interventions. Enrollment of new beneficiaries will be based on verification of eligibility from the new database compiled as a result of the survey.
To date, 18,886 primary school children from 9,864 poorest households are currently benefiting from the conditional cash transfer program for education, Waseela-e-Taleem Digital, which has been massively reformed under the auspices of Ehsaas .
In addition, Ehsaas emergency cash worth Rs 6 billion was delivered to 504,205 families in Sahiwal Division in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
In the past year and a half, more than 42,127 borrowers (69% women) have benefited from Ehsaas interest-free loans worth Rs 1.6 million to start small businesses under the l ‘Ehsaas National Poverty Reduction Initiative.
Under the Ehsaas Kafaalat, 115,867 poorest households receive monthly allowances of 2,000 rupees. Payment to new Kafaalat beneficiaries will start on Friday.
Through the Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Program, approximately 1,308 scholarships are awarded to deserving bright students in Sahiwal, Okara and Pakpattan districts.
Under the aegis of Ehsaas, several improvements are also planned to expand the scale and scope of Ehsaas’ interventions in the next phase.