Ehsaas Emergency Cash

Ehsaas Emergency Cash program has been launched by the Prime Minister on April 1, 2020 in the context of the economic hardship being experienced by the vulnerable due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The financial assistance under the program is meant to help them buy rations so that they don’t go hungry. The program covers 12 million families; 12,000 per family, total budget Rs. 144 billion. An SMS campaign is the entry point to identify these beneficiaries. To check eligibility for emergency cash, people can send their CNIC numbers to 8171 till April 19, 2020. For the ease of applicants, Emergency Cash application/registration web-portal has also been developed to check eligibility. Those who are being asked to contact District Administration (through SMS) can register themselves at the application/registration web-portal without visiting the office till April 19, 2020.

SMS Service: To check your eligibility to benefit from the initiative, please send your CNIC number to 8171 till April 19, 2020.

Web-portal for Registration: The Ehsaas Emergency Cash web-portal for application/registration can be accessed here till April 19, 2020.

Helpline: For queries and complaints about this initiative, please call helpline: 0800-26477.

Information Portal relating to disbursements 

To explore real time information relating to Ehsaas Emergency Cash disbursements and number of beneficiaries served in each of categories with provincial, district and tehsil wise breakdowns, the portal can be navigated here.

 

 

Details in English

 

Program Brief 

                                                          

              

Slide Deck                       

                                                  

Program Statement that influentials can record in their own voice for their people.

                 

Information Portal Brief

                                                                 

Videos about the program

Explanatory video: Details of the program can be watched here.

Instructional video on Ehsaas Emergency Cash Registrations: To learn about registration process, the instructional video can be watched here.

Short Video on SMS Service: To understand 8171 SMS service, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar’s video message can be watched here.

Instructional video on Ehsaas Information Portal: To learn about how to explore real time disbursements’ information available on the Ehsaas Information Portal, the video can be watched here.

Press Conferences and Media Briefings

Press Conferences and Media Briefings

Date

 Link

Prime Minister’s televised media briefing together with SAPM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar and Minister for Industries and Production, Hammad Azhar at the launch of PM’s COVID-19 relief fund: application web-portal May 2, 2020 Watch here.
Prime Minister’s televised media briefing on Government’s measures to tackle COVID-19 lockdown and Ehsaas Emergency Cash together with SAPM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Minister for Planning and Development, Asad Umar, Minister for Industries and Production, Hammad Azhar, Special Assistant to the PM on Health, Dr. Zafar Mirza and PM’s Focal Person on COVID-19, Dr. Faisal Sultan April 30, 2020 Watch here.
Ehsaas Press Conference on the release of Ehsaas Emergency Cash Information Portal  April 24, 2020 Watch here.
Ehsaas Press Conference to answer frequently asked questions about ongoing payments under Ehsaas Emergency Cash April 23, 2020 Watch here.
Ehsaas Press Conference on Ehsaas Emergency Cash Call Centre and helpline April 12, 2020 Watch here.
Ehsaas Press Conference on Ehsaas Emergency Cash program April 5, 2020 Watch here.

Events

Ehsaas Emergency Cash Disbursements

The Ehsaas Emergency Cash disbursements to 12 million deserving families commenced on April 9, 2020 across all provinces of Pakistan, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

Balochistan                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Mastung
 Dera Murad Jamali
 Sibbi
Lasbela
Turbat
Ziarat
JhalMagsi
Bolan
Washbood
Awaran
Washuk
QuettaQuetta
 PanjgurPanjgur
Sohbatpur
Nushki
Kalat
Mastung
Kharan
 

 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Kohat
Buner
 Tank
Orakzai
Hangu
Peshawar
 Dera Ismail Khan
Mardan
Naushera
Peshawar
Chitral
Buner
Dera Ismail Khan
Mansehra
Kohistan
Haripur

Sindh

 Benazirabad  Hyderabad Umarkot Sujawal
Tando Allahyar Karachi Mirpurkhas Matiari
 Thatta
Karachi Sanghar Sujawal
Jamshoro
Umarkot
Jacobabad
Mirpurkhas
 Kotri
 

 

 

Punjab

 Sheikhupura
  Dera Ghazi Khan
 Khanewal
 Rahim Yar Khan
 Rawalpindi
 Sargodha
 Narowal
 Lahore
 Sargodha 
 Shakargarh
 Lahore
 Bahawalpur
Sargodha
Mianwali
Gujranwala
Sialkot

GB

Skardu
Mashabrum
Gilgit
Rondu
Ghaanche
Hunza

AJK

 Mirpur
Poonch
Bagh

ICT

Islamabad

PM approves the launch of Ehsaas Emergency Cash Information Portal

Prime Minister Imran Khan approved the launch of an information portal relating to Ehsaas Emergency Cash disbursements on April 22, 2020 in Islamabad.

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PM’s interaction with beneficiaries at Ehsaas Emergency Cash distribution point in Rawalpindi

Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Ehsaas Emergency Cash distribution point together with Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, Federal Minister for Railways and Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the PM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation on April 22, 2022 in Rawalpindi.

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PM’s visit to Ehsaas Emergency Cash payment site in Peshawar

Prime Minister visited Ehsaas Emergency Cash payment site on April 10, 2020 in Peshawar.

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Launch of Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program

Prime Minister inaugurated Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program on April 1, 2020 in Islamabad.

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