April 18, 2020 -Islamabad: Under the Government of Pakistan’s Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program, daily wage workers who are unable to earn a living these days due to #COVID19 crisis are being given Rs. 12,000 so that they can buy rations for next few months while they stay home to be safe. In ten days, Ehsaas has distributed Rs. 53.336 billion to 4.444 million marginalized households. Acknowledging the facilitation in emergency cash distribution being extended to Ehsaas by law and security agencies and district administrations countrywide, SAPM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar said, “In a remarkable show of national solidarity, law & security agencies are helping the disabled; schools, gymnasiums, town halls & wedding pavilions have opened their doors to host payment camps, to serve Ehsaas Emergency Cash recipients. We are thankful to all of you for your compassion & partnership.” For now, 114.98 million SMS have been received through 8171 service while the scrutiny is on-going and the deadline for registration is Sunday April 19, 2020.