People across Pakistan thanked Imran Khan for Ehsas Emergency Program. People in video messages and photos showed their happiness after receiving Rs. 12,000 from Ehsas cash program.
They said this cash will help them finance their daily expenses at the time of lockdown when people are not able to get work.
On the other hand, PPP local leaders tried to politicize the cash disbursement program. They posted PPP posters in Ehsas cash distribution centers. Poor receiving cash were told that this cash is from Benazir and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
There is a Sindhi Saying
پرائي مال تي-ٽوپي نراڙتي
Means”Cap Is Mine But At Your Expense”@BBhuttoZardari is in power in @SindhCMHouse now this is time to take care of people SINDH instead of taking ownership of Ehsas cash program given by @ImranKhanPTI pic.twitter.com/8AIdHzJOyZ
— Jaiparkash Luhana MNA (@luhanajai) April 13, 2020
According to the Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Dr Sania Nishtar, under the Ehsas Emergency Cash Program over 4.444 million families have been paid over Rs. 53.336 billion in total as of the 18th of April 2020. The Ehsaas Emergency Programme will provide Rs. 12,000 financial aid to 12 million families who deserve it with the focus on daily wage earners who are out of work because of the coronavirus lockdown.
On the other hand, the Special Assistant to the PM for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan said the Prime Minister will soon announce a package for small businessmen whose businesses have been affected by the ongoing partial lockdown.
She said steps are also being taken to check smuggling and hoarding of edible items. She further stated that mobile utility stores will provide essential commodities to people in the far-flung areas of the country during Ramazan.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme is one of the biggest relief packages for the poor in the country’s history. He expressed these views during a visit to Ehsaas Emergency Cash Centers in Multan on Sunday. The Foreign Minister said under this programme, 144 billion rupees are being distributed among 12.5 million families.
A very happiest moment for a poorest woman received cash 12000PKR under the Ehsas Kafalat Program by Feederal Government at Sindh. Pakistan Zindabad pic.twitter.com/GpF3d5dcpc
— Muhammad Ramzan Dayo (@dayo_ramzan) April 12, 2020
He said the people are given assistance without any political affiliation and the programme is transparent through the digital system.