Ehsaas Emergency Cash program extensive social protection operation: Dr. Sania

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Ehsaas Emergency Cash program extensive social protection operation: Dr. Sania

ISLAMABAD-Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division Dr. Sania Nishtar has said that Ehsaas Emergency Cash program is the most extensive and transparent social protection operation ever undertaken in the history of Pakistan.

She was addressing a virtual briefing of heads of diplomatic missions, Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Country Representatives and Charge de Affairs from over 60 countries on social protection response to COVID-19.

She said Ehsaas has supported 12.30 million families amid these unprecedented times in just 11 weeks.

Dr Sania Nishtar said the program's overall success is driven by its comprehensive approach to implementation based on leveraging existing Ehsaas systems and strengthening social safety nets.

Diplomats widely lauded the Ehsaas Emergency Cash program for taking lead in radically expanding social safety nets to help mitigate the effects of the COVID-19.

They offered broader collaboration to the government of Pakistan to further expand this program.