Govt’s Ehsaas Cash Programme Is Causing More Problems Than Relief

Ehsaan SMS service

Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety, Dr. Sania Nishtar; told the media about the plan of SMS service launched on Thursday.

Speaking in a Radio Pakistan’s Program, she said this program has been launched for the deserving families. Especially the daily wagers facing financial problems due to coronavirus.

She acclaimed that they have started receiving millions of SMS on 8171 for the 12,000 cash grant under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program.

The special assistant said the deserving families will be able to draw the cash grant from next week. She said transparency has been ensured in the program by using the technology-based system.

Sms service launched by Imran Khan

Source: Daily Times

Sania said we are ensuring there is no disruption in the transportation of goods. This is to ensure the availability of essential commodities to the people.

Furthermore, she said the decision to extend the partial lockdown till the 14th of this month has been taken to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

SMS service, a wise step or not?

In light of current events, people have been arguing on social media that how a person with no cash, job, and smartphone will be able to get benefit from this program?

Although, while many complain that the information about the SMS service program in public is insufficient.

Moreover, we should appreciate the efforts of the Sindh Government for establishing the largest Coronavirus care center in one day.

Several people questioned if they have to physically visit their nearest registration office.

They also claim that the SMS service is not fully online.

Some areas in Pakistan don’t have Ehsaas registration centers like Bannu.

There’s no doubt that the intentions of the government might be good; it should realize that the people who will be opting for this program are poor.

However, many might be able to travel at this time and spend all the extra money they have saved for food to get to their closed registration centers.

Nonetheless, there should be more details available so that the deserving families can benefit from it at the earliest.

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