The Ehsaas program, a flagship social safety net initiative in Pakistan, is set to witness a significant expansion, adding 30 lakh new families to the existing beneficiaries. This expansion comes after the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) initiation of the Ehsaas program and subsequent support from the Caretaker Prime Minister Anwar ul Haq Kakar government of Pakistan, involving 13 political parties.
Ehsaas Program Expansion in October Month
Imran Khan, during his tenure, initiated the Ehsaas program to alleviate poverty and provide financial assistance to the vulnerable segments of society. The program aimed to assist 70 lakh households, but due to difficulties in identification and surveying, a substantial number of eligible families were not reached.
To address this issue and improve the reach and impact of the program, the PDM government has committed to extending support to an additional 30 lakh households. The primary objective is to ensure that deserving families receive the financial relief they need.
Key Relief Measures Through 25000 Ehsaas Program
In light of the expansion, there are two major relief measures that have been introduced to further aid eligible families:
Financial Relief Tiers for New Families in 25000 Ehsaas Program
The new expansion introduces different financial relief tiers based on specific criteria, providing targeted support to different groups of beneficiaries:
|Payment Range (PKR)
|9,000 – 8,500
|12,000 – 18,000
- General Relief: Families falling in this category will receive financial assistance ranging from 9,000 to 8,500 rupees.
- Education Relief: Families with children in education will receive payments ranging from 12,000 to 18,000 rupees, promoting education among vulnerable communities.
- Special Relief: A select group of families will receive special relief payments of 25,000 rupees, providing substantial support for their well-being.
What is Pakistan Port Evaluation Fund Support?
In addition to the Ehsaas program, the Pakistan Port Evaluation Fund offers another avenue of support for the underprivileged. Families can apply to this organization for further financial assistance within specific ranges:
- Relief Ranges: Payments ranging from 25,000 to 50,000 and 75,000 to 35,000 are available for eligible families.
It is encouraged that those qualifying for this government foundation apply and take advantage of the additional support provided through the Pakistan Port Evaluation Fund.
The expansion of the Ehsaas program, with an inclusion of 30 lakh new families, showcases a commitment to enhancing the welfare of vulnerable populations in Pakistan. The provision of structured relief categories and access to the Pakistan Port Evaluation Fund further underlines the government’s dedication to improving the lives of its citizens. Eligible families are encouraged to avail themselves of these opportunities for financial assistance and support, ensuring a brighter future for themselves and their children.