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  • November 23, 2020

Sania reviews a 3-year technology transformation plan for Ehsaas

Nov 23, 2020 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar convened a half-a-day meeting with Secretary Yusuf Khan to review the three year technology ...

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  • November 23, 2020

Sania holds a consultation with field teams to review Kafaalat cash transfer arrangements

Nov 23, 2020 - Islamabad: In preparation for the Ehsaas Kafaalat cash transfers, Ehsaas held a virtual consultation with the field staff....

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  • November 21, 2020

Sania appeals to citizens during visit to Peshawar, asks them to participate in the Ehsaas Survey

Nov 21, 2020 - Peshawar: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar together with Ehsaas team officials visited Peshawar today to track Ehsaas Survey interventions ...

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  • November 21, 2020

SAPM Dr. Sania interacts with Bank Alfalah’s retailers at a Kafaalat preparatory training in Peshawar

Nov 21, 2020 – Peshawar: Ehsaas’ partnering bank, Bank Alfalah had organized a series of technical training sessions this week for their retail ...

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  • November 20, 2020

SAPM Dr. Sania joins HBL Konnect retailers at a Kafaalat preparatory training in Islamabad

Nov 20, 2020 – Islamabad: Ehsaas’ partnering bank, Habib Bank Limited (HBL) had organized a series of technical training sessions this week...

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  • November 18, 2020

Sania conducts a meeting to review the integrity features of the upcoming Ehsaas Tahafuz

November 18, 2020 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired a meeting with the team working on the design of the Ehsaas Tahafuz pilot. ...

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  • November 17, 2020

Poverty Alleviation Division and Ministry of National Food Security explore partnership options to serve poor

November 17, 2020 - Islamabad: Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division and Ministry of National Food Security and Research came...

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  • November 16, 2020

Prime Minister’s COVID Relief Fund sets a precedent: transparent expenditure trail of 4.8 billion revealed

November 16, 2020 – Islamabad: The Prime Minister chaired a meeting of the Policy Committee overseeing the Prime Minister’s COVID Relief Fund ...

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  • November 14, 2020

PM approves increase in Ehsaas Kafaalat beneficiaries to 7 million

Nov 14, 2020 - Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has granted approval to increase the number of beneficiary households of the Ehsaas ...

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  • November 13, 2020

PM announces countrywide roll out of Ehsaas’ Taleemi-wazaef; inaugurates Dar-ul-Ehsaas during visit to Turbat

November 13, 2020 - Turbat: The Prime Minister during his visit to Turbat was briefed by SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar about the nation-wide rollout ...

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  • November 12, 2020

SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar joins UNDP’s Future of Development Strategy Lab hosted by UNDP

Nov 12, 2020: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar joined the 'Future of Development Strategy Lab on Futures and Complexity' hosted by UNDP New York. ...

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  • November 12, 2020

Dr. Sania addresses a news conference to unveil details about nationwide rollout of massively reformed Waseela-e-Taleem, under the Ehsaas umbrella

Nov 12, 2020 – Islamabad: While unveiling details about nationwide rollout of Waseela-e-Taleem, under the Ehsaas umbrella, SAPM Dr. Sania ...

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  • November 11, 2020

Ehsaas and ADB explore future collaborative options

Nov 11, 2020: SAPM Dr. Sania together with Ehsaas officials convened a consultative meeting with Asian Development Bank (ADB) team led...

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  • November 11, 2020

Ehsaas and SBP discuss transition of Ehsaas payments to Micropayment Gateway

Nov 11, 2020: A meeting was held between Ehsaas and the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to discuss possible transition of Ehsaas digital payment ...

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  • November 11, 2020

Ehsaas and HBL work out modalities for the next tranche of Ehsaas Kafaalat

Nov 11, 2020: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar convened a meeting with Habib Bank Limited (HBL) team led by President HBL Muhammad Aurangzeb. ...

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  • November 11, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar addresses National Consultative & Advocacy meeting on Trans Fat Elimination in Pakistan

Nov 11, 2020- Islamabad: At the National Consultative & Advocacy meeting on Trans Fat Elimination in Pakistan, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar ...

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  • November 10, 2020

BISP Board meets for the 43rd time under the chair of SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar

Nov 10, 2020 – Islamabad: The 43rd board meeting of BISP was held at the BISP headquarters under the chair of SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar...

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  • November 9, 2020

Sania Nishtar keynotes Pak-China Institute’s conference on ‘Poverty Alleviation, COVID-19, and CPEC’

November 9, 2020 -Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was a chief guest and keynote speaker at a virtual conference on ‘Poverty Alleviation...

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  • November 9, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar hails advent of first ever MRCP (UK) PACES exams in Pakistan

Nov 9, 2020 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited as a chief guest at a dinner hosted by the British Council in honour of the Federation ...

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  • November 7, 2020

Sania Nishtar keynotes the #SheLovesTech Pakistan 2020 National Finals

November 7, 2020: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was asked to keynote the National Finals #SheLovesTech 2020; a globally acclaimed women-centric ...

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  • November 7, 2020

Sania convenes Ehsaas Governance Observatory meeting to track the policy compliance

November 7, 2020 - Islamabad: To monitor compliance to Ehsaas Governance and Integrity Policy and track progress, SAPM Dr. Sania ...

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  • November 6, 2020

SAPM Dr. Sania and Minister Omer Ayub convene a meeting on power subsidies

November 6, 2020 - Islamabad: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar and Federal ...

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  • November 6, 2020

Ehsaas conducts meeting with experts to discuss indexation of cash transfers

November 6, 2020 - Islamabad: Ehsaas organized a virtual consultative meeting with experts from the World Bank to explore options around ...

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  • November 6, 2020

Ehsaas convenes a meeting to structure ‘One Window Initiative’ featuring physical and digital interfaces

November 6, 2020 - Islamabad: Dr. Sania convened a meeting today to structure the One Window Ehsaas, which is a single-window information ...

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  • November 5, 2020

Sania lauds trainees of Ehsaas Women Empowerment Centre; listens to voices of the least heard segment

November 5, 2020 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar made a visit to Ehsaas Women Empowerment Center (WEC) in Burma Town...

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  • November 4, 2020

Sania oversees new enrolments of children in Waseela e Taleem

Nov 4, 2020 – Islamabad: To oversee the new enrolments of deserving children in Waseela-e-Tasleem (WeT) programme, SAPM Dr. Sania ...

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  • November 4, 2020

Sania stocktakes Ehsaas Undergrad Scholarships in field to review the success

Nov 4, 2020 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar visited National University of Technology (NUTECH) for policy consultation with the faculty ...

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  • November 4, 2020

Ehsaas convenes meeting to brush up the pilot execution plan of upcoming Tahafuz

Nov 4, 2020 – Islamabad: Ehsaas team working on the upcoming Tahafuz came to table under the chair of SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar to review...

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  • November 3, 2020

Sania briefs masses about an ongoing Ehsaas Survey in radio programme Rabta

November 3, 2020- Islamabad: In the Radio Pakistan’s Ehsaas special episode of programme ‘Rabta’ that is a daily national broadcast...

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  • November 2, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar explores options with PIDE for street vending legislation

November 2, 2020 – Islamabad: Street Vendors, have remained an integral part of the urban economy around the world. In this context...

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  • October 31, 2020

Turkey’s world-renowned chef and internet celebrity Burak Ozdemir visits a Panagah in Islamabad

October 31, 2020 – Islamabad: Upon his arrival in Islamabad, the Turkish Chef Burak Ozdemir visited a Panagah (shelter home) at Tarlai...

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  • October 30, 2020

Dr. Sania celebrates Eid Milad un Nabi with labourers at Panagah

October 30, 2020 – Islamabad: In connection with Eid Milad-un-Nabi, special Milad events under the aegis of Ehsaas were organized ...

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  • October 30, 2020

Dr. Sania joins Eid Milad un Nabi celebrations with children at Darul Ehsaas Orphanage

October 30, 2020 – Islamabad: To meet and greet Eid Milad-un-Nabi to the resident orphans being supported under Ehsaas, SAPM...

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  • October 29, 2020

Dr. Sania joins the first meeting of the Lancet–Chatham House Commission on population health post COVID-19

October 29, 2020 In her capacity as one of the Commissioners, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar joined the first meeting of Commissioners of the Lancet...

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  • October 29, 2020

Closing Date of Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship applications extended till Nov 30

October 29, 2020 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar has announced an extension in the last date to submit Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship ...

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  • October 23, 2020

Dr. Sania virtually chairs the 42nd BISP board meeting

October 23, 2020: The 42nd meeting of the BISP Board was convened at the BISP headquarters in Islamabad. SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar virtually ...

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  • October 21, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar shares transparency measures hardwired in Ehsaas Emergency Cash at the Stanford CDDRL and Delivery Associates online panel

October 21, 2020: Dr. Sania highlighted how Pakistan leveraged transparency and rule-based execution to garner public trust in Ehsaas ...

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  • October 21, 2020

Sania addresses Gairdner Global Perspectives Panel- SDGs & GH through the Pandemic Lens

October 21, 2020: At the Gairdner Global Perspectives Panel titled, “SDGs & Global Health through COVID-19 lens”, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar ...

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  • October 21, 2020

SAPM Sania joins Ministers of South Asian Countries at the World Bank-IMF virtual roundtable

October 21, 2020: During the virtual roundtable, “Unleashing the South Asian Century Through Human Capital For All” hosted by World Bank ...

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  • October 21, 2020

Dr. Sania leads panel discussion at the WEF’s Jobs Reset Summit 2020

October 21, 2020: Speaking at the Jobs Reset Summit 2020 hosted by the World Economic Forum, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar emphasized that social protection...

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  • October 20, 2020

Sania Nishtar keynotes a Health Services Academy event on ‘Economic aspects of COVID -19’

October 20, 2020 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sani Nishtar was invited to keynote the consultative meeting hosted by Health Services Academy ...

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  • October 18, 2020

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi opens Ehsaas Langar in Multan

October 18, 2020 - Multan: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi inaugurated the Ehsaas Langar (soup kitchen) in Multan that serves cooked...

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  • October 17, 2020

Sania represents Pakistan at the World Bank’s poverty open event ‘End Poverty Day 2020: Surmounting Setbacks’

Oct 17, 2020 - Washington: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited by the World Bank Group to speak at an online poverty event,...

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  • October 17, 2020

Ehsaas celebrates World Poverty Day; event highlights social and environmental protection linkages

October 17, 2020 – Islamabad: Ehsaas hosted a high-level virtual event to celebrate the World Poverty Day. The event brought together...

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  • October 16, 2020

PM visits upgraded Panagah at G-9 Islamabad, dines with labourers

October 16, 2020 – Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Panagah (shelter home) at G-9 in Islamabad and appreciated...

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  • October 15, 2020

Sania joins the ‘Regional Conversation on Social Protection’ hosted by UNESCAP

October 15, 2020 -Bangkok: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific...

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  • October 14, 2020

Sania presents post COVID-19 Ehsaas strategy at an Asian intergovernmental event

October 14, 2020 - Chiang Mai: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar addressed the webinar, How can we reduce inequalities in later life as societies...

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  • October 14, 2020

SAPM Sania Nishtar reviews upgradation work at G-9 Panagah

October 14, 2020 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar made a visit to Panagah located at G-9 in Islamabad....

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  • October 13, 2020

Sania addresses high-level South Asian event at World Bank-IMF Annual Meeting

October 13, 2020 - Washington: During the World Bank Group-IMF Annual Meeting, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar participated...

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  • October 13, 2020

Sania outlines measures to address tokenism in policymaking at 2020 WLGH Conference

October 13, 2020 - Washington: At the 2020 Women Leaders in Global Health Conference, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited to join...

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  • October 9, 2020

Sania reviews Ehsaas Registrations Desks in Charsadda

October 9, 2020 - Charsadda: While in KP, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar made a visit to Charsadda to review the Ehsaas Registration Desks...

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  • October 9, 2020

Sania and CM KP Mehmood Khan agree on the roadmap to upgrade Panagah standards across KP

October 9, 2020 - Peshawar: During her visit to KP, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar met Chief Minister KP Mehmood Khan in Peshawar....

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  • October 8, 2020

Dr. Sania keynotes international meeting hosted by Indonesian government

October 8, 2020 - Jakarta: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited to keynote the “International Webinar on Integration and Digitization of G2P ...

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  • October 8, 2020

Sania reviews Ehsaas data security arrangements at NTC Headquarters

October 8, 2020- Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar along with senior officials of Ehsaas IT team visited National Telecommunication ...

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  • October 5, 2020

SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar briefs PM on Panagah upgradation and expansion plan

October 5, 2020 - Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran chaired the meeting to discuss the remodelling and expansion plan for Panagahs...

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  • October 5, 2020

Pakistan National Nutrition Coordination Council meets under the chair of the Prime Minister

October 5, 2020 – Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the meeting of Pakistan National Nutrition Coordination Council (PNNCC). ...

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  • October 5, 2020

Pakistan one of the top ranked countries in Asia with highest response to social protection amid COVID-19: International Policy Center for Inclusive Growth

October 5, 2020: At a global e-conference hosted by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), Pakistan...

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  • October 2, 2020

President Dr. Arif Alvi emphasizes the need for developing a centralized national database on all diseases, including breast cancer

Oct 2, 2020- Islamabad: Chairing a meeting at Aiwan -e- Sadar, regarding data collection of Breast Cancer in Pakistan...

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  • October 2, 2020

Dr. Sania reviews progress of Ehsaas Governance Observatory

October 2, 2020 -Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar convened a meeting to review the progress on the Ehsaas Governance...

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  • October 1, 2020

Steering Committee of Ehsaas Tahafuz shapes up the pilot roll out plan

Oct 1, 2020- Islamabad: The steering committee of Ehsaas Tahafuz came to the table to shape up the pilot roll out of the this upcoming program...

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  • October 1, 2020

Ehsaas and PBM set key milestones for the next quarter

Oct 1, 2020- Islamabad: A meeting was held with Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) to discuss the key milestones for the next quarter...

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  • September 30, 2020

President and CEO of Nutrition International presents their Nutrition strategy to Ehsaas

September 30, 2020 - Ottawa: President and CEO of Nutrition International, Joel Spicer together with his global and country teams ...

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  • September 30, 2020

SAPM Sania Nishtar chairs the third Ehsaas Risk Management and Assurance Committee meeting

September 30, 2020 - Islamabad: To step up and step forward with the agenda to establish the Cybercrime Wing within Ehsaas, the third Risk Management...

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  • September 30, 2020

Deadline of Ehsaas Cash payments extended: Payments to those with biometric failure and to the families of dead to continue till Oct 30, 2020

September 30, 2020 – Islamabad: Taking to twitter, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar has announced that Ehsaas Emergency Cash payments ...

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  • September 29, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar highlights Ehsaas nutrition approach at an event hosted by Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition and FAO

September 29, 2020 - Rome: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited to speak at the online launch event for the Global Panel’s...

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  • September 24, 2020

Pakistan and Chile co-host a high-level poverty event at UNGA; PM Imran Khan along with 5 Heads of State demonstrate commitment to tackle poverty

September 24, 2020 - New York: Pakistan and Chile co-hosted a very special event today titled, ‘Poverty at a crossroad...

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  • September 22, 2020

Pakistan’s COVID-19 response globally lauded at high-level CGD event

Sep 22, 2020 - Washington D.C.: A high-level global thinktank, Center for Global Development (CGD), hosted an international forum...

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  • September 21, 2020

SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar inspects the upgradation work at Peshawar More Panagah and Langar

September 21, 2020 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar visited the Panagah and Langar at Peshawar More, Islamabad along with Ehsaas ...

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  • September 21, 2020

Sania Nishtar keynotes the SCB Women in Tech event celebrating women entrepreneurs

Sep 21, 2020 - Karachi: Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan invited SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar to keynote the closing event of Women ...

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  • September 17, 2020

Dr. Sania releases an instructional video on the Ehsaas Emergency Cash - Facilitation Portal

September 17, 2020 -Islamabad: “All eligible Emergency Cash beneficiaries with biometric challenges who will apply through...

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  • September 16, 2020

Ehsaas opens portal to facilitate emergency cash beneficiaries in last 15 days

September 16, 2020 -Islamabad: Taking measures to resolve payment issues being encountered by eligible applicants of Ehsaas Emergency ...

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  • September 16, 2020

EU Heads of Missions briefed about flagship Ehsaas

September 16, 2020 -Islamabad: Heads of Missions of the European Union and Member States commended Ehsaas as the largest...

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  • September 15, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar addresses global virtual event to launch ‘The Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission Report’

September 15, 2020: The Lancet Commission on Reframing Non-Communicable Diseases and Injuries (NCDI) for the Poorest Billion...

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  • September 15, 2020

Ehsaas shifts to accrual accounting system

September 15, 2020 - Islamabad: Under the overarching Ehsaas framework, BISP becomes the first organization in the social sector ...

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  • September 14, 2020

SAPM Sania Nishtar connects with senior management of UNDP Global to explore potential synergies

September 14, 2020: To explore options for strategic collaboration around digitally centred social welfare in Pakistan, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special ...

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  • September 12, 2020

Sania Nishtar visits Ehsaas projects in Multan over the weekend

September 12, 2020 - Multan: As disbursements of Ehsaas Emergency Cash draw close to the conclusion throughout the country by September 15...

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  • September 11, 2020

Sania Nishtar visits Ehsaas Nashonuma Centre and reviews Ehsaas survey operations at Rajanpur

September 11, 2020 - Rajanpur: Aiming to inspect the quality of service delivery in the field under newly launched Ehsaas Nashonuma ...

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  • September 10, 2020

Governor Punjab chairs Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship distribution ceremony for FJWU

Sep 10, 2020 - Lahore: Governor Punjab, Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar chaired Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship distribution ceremony...

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  • September 8, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar directs the formation of Cyber Crime Wing for Ehsaas

September 8, 2020 – Islamabad: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation...

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  • September 8, 2020

Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship portal reopens to receive online applications for academic year 2020-21

September 8, 2020 – Islamabad: The Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship portal has been reopened to receive fresh applications for the academic ...

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  • September 7, 2020

PM visits the remodelled Panagah at Tarlai Islamabad

September 7, 2020 – Islamabad: In line with his vision of developing Pakistan as an Islamic welfare state, PM visited the newly upgraded ...

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  • September 7, 2020

Sania Nishtar keynotes a webinar on Digital Health in COVID-19: Sharing Experiences of COMSATS’ South Asian Member States

Sep 7, 2020 - Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited to keynote at a webinar on, Digital Health in COVID-19: Sharing Experiences...

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  • September 7, 2020

New World Bank Country Director calls on SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar

Sep 7, 2020 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar was called on by Najy Benhassine, World Bank Country Director at Ehsaas offices...

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  • September 5, 2020

Dr. Sania reviews Ehsaas operations in Neelam Valley, visits affected households

September 5, 2020 - Neelam Valley: Dr. Sania Nishtar, PM’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation ...

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  • September 3, 2020

SAPM Dr. Nishtar visits newly upgraded Panagah at Tarlai to review arrangements

Sep 3, 2020 – Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar visited the newly upgraded Panagah (shelter home) at Tarlai to review arrangements. ...

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  • September 2, 2020

Dr. Sania’s article published in Project Syndicate gets coverage in 11 countries

September 2, 2020: Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation...

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  • September 2, 2020

Radio Program Raabta: Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship portal re-opening on Sep 5 to receive fresh applications

Sep 2, 2020 -Islamabad: Participating in Radio Program Raabta, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation...

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  • September 1, 2020

Radio Program Raabta: Dr. Sania advises Ehsaas Emergency Cash beneficiaries to report Fake SMS messages on helpline: 0335-1058050/51

September 1, 2020 – Islamabad: Speaking to beneficiaries and applicants of Ehsaas Emergency Cash in a radio program Raabta...

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  • August 31, 2020

Sania joins SUN Lead Group Consultation on the SUN Strategy 3.0

Aug 31, 2020 - Geneva: For the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Executive Committee to brief the SUN Lead Group on the process to develop...

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  • August 31, 2020

Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship portal will open on Sep 5 to receive applications for year 2020-21

August 31, 2020 – Islamabad: Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship steering committee came to the table for the sixth time to review the progress...

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  • August 31, 2020

Radio Program Raabta: Govt extends date of Ehsaas Emergency Cash payments till Sep 15; Dr. Sania

August 31, 2020 - Islamabad: Interacting with listeners on national hook up radio program, Raabta, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection...

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  • August 28, 2020

Radio Program Raabta: Payments to families of dead beneficiaries and those with biometric issues to continue for a month after Aug 31; Dr. Nishtar

August 28, 2020 - Islamabad: Speaking to applicants of Ehsaas Emergency Cash in a radio program Raabta, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar...

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  • August 27, 2020

Punjab Health Minister chairs Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship distribution ceremony in Lahore

August 27, 2020 - Lahore: Punjab Health Minister, Dr. Yasmin Rashid chaired Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship distribution ceremony...

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  • August 27, 2020

Governor Punjab chairs Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship distribution ceremony in Lahore

August 27, 2020 - Lahore: Governor Punjab, Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar chaired Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship distribution...

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  • August 27, 2020

Governor SBP along with Deputy Governor calls on Dr. Nishtar

August 27, 2020 - Islamabad: Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Dr. Reza Baqir along with Sima Kamil, Deputy Governor SBP called...

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  • August 27, 2020

Radio Program Raabta: Dr. Sania expresses resolve to fight against fraudulent deductions on the ground

August 27, 2020 - Islamabad: Radio Pakistan held the fourth episode of the special interactive talk on ‘Ehsaas Emergency Cash in its program ...

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  • August 27, 2020

SAPM Sania field tests mobile wallet opening to introduce cashless banking for Ehsaas beneficiaries

August 27, 2020 – Islamabad: To field test the innovative proposition of opening mobile wallets for Ehsaas beneficiaries, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar ...

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  • August 27, 2020

SAPM Sania Nishtar oversees the ongoing renovation at Tarlai Panagah in Islamabad

August 27, 2020 -Islamabad: SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar together with Secretary Yousaf Khan and other senior Ehsaas officials paid a surprise ...

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  • August 26, 2020

Radio Program Raabta: Dr. Sania guides eligible applicants to collect cash before August 31 from nearest campsites and bank branches

August 26, 2020 – Islamabad: In the Radio Pakistan’s Ehsaas Emergency Cash special program ‘Raabta’ that is a daily national broadcast...

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  • August 25, 2020

Ehsaas and UNICEF join hands to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week 2020

August 25, 2020: This World Breastfeeding Week, Ehsaas and UNICEF joined hands to raise awareness amid COVID-19 around supporting ...

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  • August 25, 2020

Radio program Raabta: Dr. Sania announces re-opening of Ehsaas registration desks following closure of Ehsaas Emergency Cash

August 25, 2020 -Islamabad: Connecting with listeners in radio program Raabta, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection ...

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  • August 25, 2020

Dr. Sania holds a meeting to firm up Ehsaas individual financial assistance policy

August 25, 2020 – Islamabad: The meeting of Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD) was held to firm up the individual ...

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  • August 24, 2020

Sania keynotes PIDE webinar on ‘Financing the Social Protection’

August 24, 2020 - Islamabad: Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) organized a webinar on 'Financing the Social Protection...

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  • August 24, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar holds a radio program Raabta to guide Ehsaas Emergency Cash beneficiaries

August 24, 2020 - Islamabad: Given the closure of Ehsaas Emergency Cash payments on August 31, 2020, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant ...

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  • August 21, 2020

Ehsaas newsletter highlights 15-month remarkable journey of social protection in Pakistan

August 21, 2020 – Islamabad: Celebrating its 15-month journey, Ehsaas has released a newsletter that looks back at several successful Ehsaas ...

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  • August 21, 2020

SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar joins a panel discussion on temporary basic income with Head of Strategic Engagement UNDP

August 21, 2020 - Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar, PM’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation was invited to join the panel ...

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  • August 20, 2020

Sania visits Panagahs in Islamabad along with experts to plan renovation

August 20, 2020 -Islamabad: Taking immediate steps to plan renovation of the shelter and basic amenities being provided to labourers ...

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  • August 19, 2020

SAPM Sania Nishtar convenes Ehsaas Poverty Expert Committee meeting to get an overview of upcoming Tahafuz

August 19, 2020 -Islamabad: A consultative meeting of Ehsaas Poverty Expert Committee was convened at Ehsaas offices...

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  • August 18, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar joins media briefing with Cabinet Colleagues on government’s two-year performance

August 18, 2020 -Islamabad: A team comprising six members of the federal cabinet briefed the media on the two-year performance report...

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  • August 16, 2020

SAPM Sania Nishtar speaks at Harvard Pakistan Forum 2020

August 16, 2020 -Islamabad: Harvard Pakistan Forum (HPF) was held on August 13-16, 2020 virtually....

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  • August 14, 2020

Governor Sindh disburses cheques of Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship among 145 engineers of tomorrow

August 14, 2020 - Karachi: On the occasion of 74th Independence Day of Pakistan, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail awarded scholarships...

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  • August 13, 2020

Prime Minister unveils groundbreaking Ehsaas Nashonuma program

August 13, 2020 –Khyber Tribal District: Prime Minister Imran Khan launched a new program, Ehsaas Nashonuma that will tackle stunting...

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  • August 10, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar visits Panagah in Islamabad to plan upgradation

August 10, 2020- Islamabad: Following official approval of Panagah Strategy by the Prime Minister Imran Khan on August 9, 2020...

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  • August 10, 2020

Orphanages Expert Group meets for the 13th time with SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar to review living standards

August 10, 2020- Islamabad: Orphanages Expert Group met for the 13th time with PM’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation...

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  • August 9, 2020

PM approves Panagah Strategy to expand the scope of shelter homes initiative

August 9, 2020 – Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved Panagah Strategy to expand the scope of his initiative Panagah...

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  • August 8, 2020

Ehsaas survey kicks off in KP; Sania herself enrols first household in Malakand

August 8, 2020 - Malakand: The official kick-off of Ehsaas Survey in KP, took place at Malakand. Ehsaas is conducting a door to door survey all over the country...

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  • August 6, 2020

Sania joins the 3rd meeting of Population Taskforce under the chair of President of Pakistan

August 6, 2020 -Islamabad: In her capacity as a member of the Federal Task Force on Population, PM’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation...

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  • August 5, 2020

Sania Nishtar joins a ministerial roundtable hosted by UN Women in Bangkok

August 5, 2020 - Bangkok: Dr. Sania Nishtar joined a high-level virtual ministerial roundtable with Ministers from around the world ...

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  • August 5, 2020

Dr. Sania inspires women entrepreneurs at the meeting of FPCCI Standing Committee on women empowerment

August 5, 2020 – Lahore: The third meeting of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) central standing committee ...

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  • August 4, 2020

Ehsaas convenes consultative meetings with partner banks to explore ways to promote financial inclusion

Aug 4, 2020 - Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation ...

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  • August 3, 2020

Dr. Sania represents Pakistan at the 11th Korea – SAARC Seminar convened by the Government of Korea

Aug 3, 2020 – Islamabad: At the 11th Korea - SAARC Partnership Seminar convened by the Government of Korea...

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  • August 2, 2020

Sania meets and greets labourers on the second day of Eid at Ehsaas Langarkhana in Peshawar

Aug 2, 2020 -Peshawar: On the second day of Eid, Dr. Sania Nishtar, PM’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation...

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  • August 1, 2020

Sania celebrates Eid with the destitute women and girls at Edhi Home

Aug 1, 2020 -Islamabad: Special Assistant to the PM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar visited Edhi home ...

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  • July 30, 2020

Dr. Sania addresses keynote at the Ehsaas Scholarship distribution event hosted by KMU

July 30, 2020 - Peshawar: Khyber Medical University organized Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship distribution ceremony in Peshawar ...

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  • July 30, 2020

Ehsaas and the World Bank explore collaborative avenues to expand the scope of Ehsaas

July 30, 2020 - Islamabad: Under the leadership of Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation...

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  • July 30, 2020

International development partners congratulate Dr. Sania for releasing the flagship report on Ehsaas Emergency Cash

July 30, 2020 -Islamabad: Ehsaas hosted a webinar with donors, international development partners and UN agencies...

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  • July 29, 2020

President hosts a reception in collaboration with Ehsaas to pay tribute to services of health workers in COVID-19

July 29, 2020 – Islamabad: President Dr. Arif Alvi hosted a reception at the Presidency in Islamabad to pay tribute to the health workers...

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  • July 29, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar convenes consultative meeting to give structure to Panagahs

July 29, 2020 - Islamabad: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar...

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  • July 29, 2020

Dr. Sania joins the Cabinet Committee meeting on Utility Stores Corporation to review the utilization of subsidy amount

July 29, 2020 - Islamabad: The cabinet committee on Utility Stores Corporation met to review the utilization of the subsidy amount....

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  • July 29, 2020

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to Pakistan calls on Dr. Sania Nishtar

July 29, 2020 -Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation...

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  • July 29, 2020

Sania discusses matters pertaining to SUN Movement with Coordinator and UN Assistant Secretary-General in Geneva

July 29, 2020 -Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the PM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation virtually connected...

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  • July 28, 2020

Dr. Sania presents Ehsaas Emergency Cash Report to President Dr. Arif Alvi

July 28, 2020 -Islamabad: In a meeting that took place at Aiwan-e-Sadar in Islamabad...

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  • July 28, 2020

Dr. Nishtar releases an explanatory video on ‘Ehsaas Know Your Status web-portal’ to facilitate applicants of Ehsaas Emergency Cash

July 28, 2020 - Islamabad: To facilitate applicants as well as vol¬unteers of Ehsaas Emer¬gency Cash program ...

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  • July 27, 2020

Newly released edition of ‘Ehsaas Newsletter’ underscores the journey of this ground-breaking program amid COVID times

July 27, 2020 – Islamabad: Connecting with wide-ranging stakeholders, Ehsaas has released the second volume of the newsletter...

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  • July 24, 2020

Dr. Sania visits newly set up Ehsaas Nashonuma Center in Khyber Tribal District to review arrangements

July 24, 2020 -Islamabad: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar together...

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  • July 23, 2020

Ehsaas Labour Expert Groups convenes eleventh meeting in 13 months

July 23, 2020 -Islamabad: As part of ‘Mazdoor ka Ehsaas’, a meeting of the Ehsaas Labour Expert Group (LEG) was convened with federal ...

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  • July 23, 2020

Ehsaas signs MoU with Aga Khan Foundation

July 23, 2020 -Islamabad: Ehsaas signed an MoU with Aga Khan Foundation, Pakistan for the launch of upcoming Ehsaas Nashonuma programme...

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  • July 23, 2020

Ehsaas and Punjab discuss ways to exploit synergy with regard to Ehsaas social protection assistance

July 23, 2020 -Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation convened a virtual meeting...

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  • July 23, 2020

Ehsaas and ADB deliberate poverty graduation approaches in a virtual meeting

July 23, 2020 -Islamabad: A virtual meeting of Ehsaas was held with Asian Development Bank to discuss poverty graduation approaches...

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  • July 23, 2020

Ehsaas conducts a Zoom session with experts from Aga Khan University to exchange views on stunting in Pakistan

July 23, 2020 -Islamabad: A Zoom session led by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar...

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  • July 22, 2020

Ehsaas organizes a 5 day training of lead trainers to roll out NSER in KP

July 22, 2020 -Islamabad: Ehsaas organized a 5 day training of lead trainers for the roll out of Ehsaas National Socio-Economic Registry ...

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  • July 21, 2020

Cabinet appreciates first of its kind report on Ehsaas Emergency Cash authored by Dr. Sania Nishtar

Islamabad -July 21, 2020: Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation ...

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  • July 16, 2020

Federal Government expands the budget of Ehsaas Emergency Cash to Rs. 203b: SAPM Dr. Nishtar addresses a press conference

July 16, 2020 – Islamabad: Speaking at a press conference alongside Information Minister, Shibli Faraz, Special Assistant to the PM ...

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  • July 16, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar chairs a webinar discussion organized by UNDP on social protection in the context of COVID-19

July 16, 2020 -Islamabad: United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Pakistan hosted a webinar on the theme of social protection...

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  • July 14, 2020

Dr. Nishtar illustrates the newly introduced Ehsaas mechanism for payments to families of deceased

July 14, 2020 -Islamabad: To ease out the payment process for families of deceased beneficiaries who are eligible...

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  • July 13, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar briefs PM on upcoming ‘Ehsaas Nashonuma’ program

July 13, 2020 - Islamabad: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation...

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  • July 11, 2020

Sania visits Pakistan Agriculture Research Center to explore multi-sectoral collaborations for Ehsaas

July 11, 2020 -Islamabad: “Within the government, multi-sectoral collaboration is critical for the success of Ehsaas program”...

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  • July 9, 2020

Ehsaas Langar & Panagah App available on Google Play Store

July 9, 2020 -Islamabad: Andriod version of ‘Ehsaas Langar and Panagah App’ is now available on Google Play Store, providing useful information...

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  • July 8, 2020

Ehsaas launches ‘Ehsaas Emergency Cash-Know Your Status’ web-portal to facilitate registered applicants

July 8, 2020 -Islamabad: Ehsaas has launched ‘Know Your Status’ Portal which has been especially designed in collaboration with NADRA...

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  • July 2, 2020

Dr. Sania briefs foreign diplomats on Ehsaas Emergency Cash: Pakistan’s social protection response to COVID-19

July 2, 2020 -Islamabad: Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a virtual briefing on the country’s social protection response to COVID-19...

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  • July 1, 2020

Sania Nishtar joins President Buhari of Nigeria and Antonio Gutteres during launch of UN’s Poverty Eradication Alliance

July 1, 2020 – Islamabad, Pakistan: Ending poverty and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals is at the heart of the government’s vision ...

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  • June 30, 2020

Governor Sindh Imran Ismail inaugurates Ehsaas Langar in Umerkot

June 30, 2020 - Umerkot: Governor Sindh Imran Ismail opened the Ehsaas Langar in Umerkot district of Sindh...

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  • June 29, 2020

Dr. Sania takes to twitter to celebrate the achievement of Ehsaas Emergency Cash payment target among 12 m beneficiaries

June 29, 2020 -Islamabad: The federal government has successfully completed the Ehsaas target of emergency cash disbursement...

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  • June 29, 2020

Dr. Nishtar chairs the 40th board meeting of BISP

June 29, 2020 -Islamabad: The 40th meeting of the BISP board was held at BISP headquarters in Islamabad....

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  • June 26, 2020

PM announces the Rs. 3bn Ehsaas Cash Package for all families living close to the Line of Control

June 26, 2020 -Muzaffarabad: Addressing a ceremony in Muzaffarabad, the Prime Minister Imran Khan announced Ehsaas Cash Package...

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  • June 25, 2020

Dr. Sania shares real-time evaluation of Ehsaas Emergency Cash with policymakers from Asia

June 25, 2020: UNDP Regional Innovation Hub in Bangkok organized NextGenGov online Summit - Asia Pacific with policymakers...

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  • June 24, 2020

SAPM Sania Nishtar and CM KP Mehmood Khan open Ehsaas Langar in Peshawar

June 24, 2020 -Peshawar: Dr. Sania Nishtar, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation along with Chief Minister KP...

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  • June 24, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar and CM KP Mehmood Khan review arrangements at Ehsaas payment site in Peshawar

June 24, 2020 -Peshawar: During her official visit to Peshawar, Dr. Sania Nishtar together with Chief Minister KP and Chief Secretary KP visited ...

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  • June 24, 2020

Dr. Sania pays an unannounced visit to Swabi to observe Ehsaas Emergency Cash payments

June 24, 2020 - Swabi: Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar paid a surprise visit ...

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  • June 22, 2020

PM opens assistance through Ehsaas Rashan Portal, PM’s COVID Web-portal and the Ehsaas Langar and Panahgah App

June 22, 2020 – Islamabad: The Prime Minister presided over a meeting during which he was briefed about commencement of operations...

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  • June 22, 2020

Ehsaas signs MoUs with donors to commence operations through Ehsaas Rashan Portal

June 22, 2020 – Islamabad: Prior to the commencement of operations through Ehsaas Rashan Portal, the donor organizations including Pepsi Co, Lucky Cement, Bank Alfalah and Saylani Welfare International Trust ...

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  • June 17, 2020

PM visits Ehsaas Emergency Cash Disbursement Centre in Larkana

une 17, 2020 - Larkana: Prime Minister Imran Khan visited the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Disbursement Centre at Sachal Colony...

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  • June 17, 2020

PM apolitically decides to increase the share of Sindh in Ehsaas Emergency Cash from 22.45% to 31%

June 17, 2020- Karachi: Participating in a televised media talk led by the Prime Minister Imran Khan during the visit to Karachi...

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  • June 17, 2020

Ehsaas Saylani Langar opens in Swat amidst COVID-19 pandemic

June 17, 2020 - Swat: Under the public private partnership, fourth Ehsaas Saylani Langar has been opened in Swat....

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  • June 13, 2020

PM visits Ehsaas Emergency Cash disbursement centre at Lahore

June 13, 2020 - Lahore: Prime Minister Imran Khan visited the Ehsaas Emergency Cash disbursement centre in Lahore...

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  • June 11, 2020

Ehsaas Emergency Cash beneficiaries cross the 10m mark in nine weeks

June 11, 2020 - Islamabad: The Ehsaas Emergency Cash program has served more than 10 million beneficiaries since nine weeks...

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  • June 4, 2020

Ehsaas comes up with supplementary payment solution to serve beneficiaries with biometric issues

June 4, 2020 – Islamabad: Ehsaas has introduced a supplementary payment solution to facilitate beneficiaries of Ehsaas Emergency Cash ...

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  • June 3, 2020

Ehsaas commences emergency cash transfer to tribal daily wage earners across Waziristan

June 3, 2020 – Islamabad: Pakistan’s COVID-19 safety net response, Ehsaas Emergency Cash, has disbursed more than 117.49 billion ...

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  • June 2, 2020

Dr. Sania presents real-time lessons of Pakistan’s COVID-19 safety net response in her keynote address at ADB’s webinar

June 2, 2020 -Islamabad: The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) organized a webinar themed, “Casting Wider Safety Nets to Reach ...

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  • June 1, 2020

International donors widely applaud Pakistan’s Ehsaas Emergency Cash transfer program amid COVID-19 pandemic

June 1, 2020 -Islamabad: Ehsaas hosted a virtual meeting with international donors, UN Agencies & other stakeholders...

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  • May 18, 2020

Dr. Nishtar outlines process via video link for reaching out to 6 million category-4 beneficiaries through PM-COVID19 funded Ehsaas Emergency Cash

May 19, 2020 -Islamabad: Immediately following the newly launched disbursal to category-4 beneficiaries through PM-COVID19 fund...

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  • May 18, 2020

PM COVID 19 Funded-Ehsaas Emergency Cash disbursal commences to Job-loss affectees

May 18, 2020 - Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has formally launched the Ehsaas Emergency Cash disbursements...

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  • May 11, 2020

Ehsaas serves 7.512 million families in a month, distributes Rs. 91.611 billion; 163,419 category-3 beneficiaries paid out worth Rs. 1.961 billion

May 11, 2020 – Islamabad: Since last Friday May 8, 2020 Ehsaas has commenced disbursements to beneficiaries under category 3...

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  • May 8, 2020

Disguised in Burqa, Sania visits Ehsaas Payment sites

May 8, 2020 -Islamabad: With the commencement of payments to category-3 beneficiaries on May 8, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Prime Minister’s ...

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  • May 4, 2020

Dr. Sania reviews arrangements at newly opened NADRA centers in Islamabad

May 4, 2020 -Islamabad: On the approval of the federal government, National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) office...

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  • May 2, 2020

PM launches web-portal for COVID-19 livelihood-loss-affectees

May 2, 2020 -Islamabad: The Prime Minister launched a web-portal soliciting applications from those who have lost their livelihoods...

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  • April 29, 2020

Country Director, WFP Pakistan calls on SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar to seek Ehsaas collaborations against COVID-19 context

April 29, 2020 -Islamabad: Chris Kaye, Country Director for World Food Programme Pakistan together with his team called on Dr. Sania Nishtar...

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  • April 24, 2020

In the interest of transparency Ehsaas launches Emergency Cash Information Portal; All applicants to get responses within 15 days: Dr. Sania

April 24, 2020 -Islamabad: To ensure transparency, Ehsaas has launched the information portal...

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  • April 23, 2020

Global SUN Movement lauds the multisectoral approach of Ehsaas to tackle malnutrition amid COVID-19 emergency

April 23, 2020 -Islamabad: Through a virtual meeting, Dr. Sania Nishtar, SAPM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation...

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  • April 23, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar addresses a press conference on Ehsaas Emergency Cash payments: Rs. 68.885 billion disbursed among 5.74 families

April 23, 2020 – Islamabad: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation...

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  • April 22, 2020

PM approves the launch of Ehsaas Emergency Cash Information Portal

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

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  • April 22, 2020

Prime Minister visits Ehsaas cash distribution point in Rawalpindi; appreciates arrangements

April 22, 2020 -Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme...

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  • April 22, 2020

Rs. 65.249 billion distributed among 5.437 million families under Ehsaas Emergency Cash in two weeks

April 22, 2020-Islamabd: In two weeks, Ehsaas has distributed Rs.12,000 each to 5.437 million families, overall making it Rs. 65.249 billion...

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  • April 21, 2020

Prime Minister opens the Ehsaas Rashan Portal

April 21, 2020 - Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan opened the Ehsaas Rashan Portal to facilitate the private sector in providing food rations to the most vulnerable ...

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  • April 21, 2020

Rs. 59.718 billion disbursed under Ehsaas Emergency Cash program

April 21, 2020 - Islamabad: The disbursement of Rs. 12,000 cash handouts to daily wagers and labourers under Ehsaas Emergency Cash program...

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  • April 20, 2020

Ehsaas Emergency Cash- Deadline for registration ends; Rs. 56.968 billion paid out to 4.747 million families in 12 days

April 20, 2020 – Islamabad: 8171 SMS service to identify category-2 and 3 beneficiaries for Ehsaas Emergency Cash program closed on April 19, 2020...

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  • April 20, 2020

Radio Program “Raabta”- Payment notifications to all applicants registered for Ehsaas Emergency Cash will be sent in two weeks: Dr. Sania

April 20, 2020-Islamabad: Speaking in a radio program “Raabta” that is a national broadcast, Special Assistant to Prime Minister...

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  • April 19, 2020

Rs. 55.039 billion Ehsaas Emergency Cash transferred to 4.586 million families in 11 days

April 19, 2020 – Islamabad: It has been 11 days, since Ehsaas began cash distribution to low-income households...

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  • April 19, 2020

Dr. Nishtar holds a surprise interaction with Ehsaas Emergency Cash beneficiaries in federal capital

April 19, 2020-Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation...

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  • April 18, 2020

Ehsaas Emergency cash worth Rs. 53.336 billion distributed to 4.444 million marginalized households in 10 days

April 18, 2020 -Islamabad: Under the Government of Pakistan’s Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program, daily wage workers...

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  • April 17, 2020

Rs. 49.685 billion Ehsaas Emergency Cash paid out to over 4.14 million needy families since April 9

April 17, 2020 – Islamabad: The Ehsaas Emergency Cash program payments are underway since April 9, 2020 providing Rs. 12,000 ...

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  • April 16, 2020

President Dr. Arif Alvi distributes ration packs among Railway Coolies at a ceremony organised by Ehsaas

April 16, 2020 -Islamabad: Under the umbrella of Ehsaas, Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal organized a ration distribution ceremony for the coolies (loaders)...

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  • April 16, 2020

Ehsaas commences 8171 SMS service campaign for the deaf; Ehsaas Emergency Cash worth Rs. 44.194 billion disbursed to 3.682 families in 7 days

Ehsaas has released an informative video for the deaf about 8171 SMS service for Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme....

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  • April 15, 2020

Ehsaas Emergency Cash payment commences to category-2 enrolled through 8171; Rs. 37.608 billion emergency cash disbursed by Ehsaas to 3.134 million families

April 15, 2020 -Islamabad: The Ehsaas Emergency Cash program has commenced disbursements to the second category of beneficiaries today. ...

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  • April 15, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar visits Ehsaas Emergency Cash distribution campsite in Islamabad

April 15, 2020- Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation visited the cash distribution...

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  • April 14, 2020

Branchless banking retailers incentivised by the Cabinet; Ehsaas Emergency Cash SMS registration will continue till April 19: Dr. Sania

April 14, 2020: The Ehsaas Emergency Cash program has been ongoing for the last 6 days. More than 2.739 million people have received cash ...

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  • April 13, 2020

Rs. 25.68 billion Ehsaas Emergency Cash disbursed in the last 5 days. 2.095 million low income families supported

April 13, 2020 – Islamabad: Ehsaas continues disbursing Emergency Cash on the fifth day of its operations to benefit the deserving people...

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  • April 13, 2020

Dr. Sania vows stern action against fraudsters arrested

April 13, 2020 – Islamabad: As the Ehsaas Emergency Cash distribution scales up countrywide, so does the resolve to fight embezzlemen...

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  • April 12, 2020

Rs. 21.28 billion Ehsaas Emergency Cash withdrawn in the last 4 days. 1.77 million poverty-stricken families helped: Dr. Sania Nishtar

April 12, 2020- Islamabad: Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation...

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  • April 12, 2020

Dr. Sania spends time on a Sunday in the Ehsaas Emergency Call Centre

April 12, 2020: The Ehsaas Emergency Cash advertisements appeared in newspapers today and there was a sudden surge in the number ...

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  • April 11, 2020

Ehsaas disburses Rs. 16.588 billion to 1.382 million people in 60 hours amidst COVID-19 crisis. 40 retailers arrested

April 11, 2020- Islamabad: With special instructions of the Prime Minister, the Ehsaas Emergency Cash payments...

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  • April 10, 2020

Prime Minister visits Ehsaas Emergency Cash payment site in Peshawar to reviews arrangements

April 10, 2020 – Peshawar: Prime Minister Imran Khan visited the Ehsaas Emergency Cash...

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  • April 9, 2020

Social distancing is priority as Ehsaas commences Emergency Cash Payments

April 9, 2020 - Islamabad: Safeguarding all precautionary measures, the payment process under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program...

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  • April 6, 2020

Dr. Sania interacts with laborers to ascertain how Ehsaas Emergency Cash can benefit them

News: April 6, 2020 – Islamabad: To ascertain how labourers and daily wagers are making use of Ehsaas Emergency Cash service 8171...

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  • April 6, 2020

Radio Program - Raabta: Transfer of Ehsaas Emergency Cash assistance to deserving families would begin this week: Dr. Sania

News: April 6, 2020 – Islamabad: In the Radio Pakistan’s COVID-19 special program ‘Raabta’ that is a daily national broadcast...

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  • April 5, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar addresses a press conference with regard to Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program

April 5, 2020 -Islamabad: Addressing a press conference with Press Information Department, Dr. Sania Nishtar...

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  • April 4, 2020

Dr. Sania describes Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program modalities to a wider audience through video link

April 4, 2020 To apprise the wider audience about details of beneficiary identification criteria and payment mechanism for newly introduced ...

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  • April 2, 2020

Radio Program- Raabta: Dr. Nishtar introduces Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program SMS Service 8171 to masses

News: April 2, 2020 -Islamabad: Participating in Radio Programme Raabta, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection ...

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  • April 1, 2020

Radio Program- Raabta: Dr. Sania Nishtar elaborates Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program application process for deserving families

News: April 1, 2020 – Islamabad: Through Radio Pakistan’s program, ‘Raabta’, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister...

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  • April 1, 2020

PM launches Ehsaas Emergency Cash initiative worth Rs. 144 billion to support 12 million needy families affected by COVID19 crisis

April 1, 2020 - Islamabad: Prime Minister has launched Ehsaas Emergency Cash program in the context of the economic hardship...

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  • March 31, 2020

Radio Program -Raabta: Government is determined to defeat COVID-19 and support poor segments of the society: Dr. Nishtar

News: March 31, 2020 – Islamabad: Interacting with listeners in Radio Pakistan’s special program, Raabta, Special Assistant to Prime Minister ...

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  • March 26, 2020

Radio Program Raabta: Dr. Nishtar gives Corona disease advice to drive social change

March 26, 2020 – Islamabad: Raising awareness to drive social change, Dr. Sania Nishtar, PM’s Special Assistant on Social Protection...

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  • March 25, 2020

Radio Program Raabta: Dr. Nishtar discusses PM’s multi-billion rupees economic relief package to offset adverse impacts of Corona outbreak

March 25, 2020 - Islamabad: In today’s episode of Radio Pakistan’s national hook up program, ‘Raabta’ that aims to create awareness...

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  • March 24, 2020

Radio Program Raabta: Dr. Nishtar emphasizes on importance of social distancing and self-isolation to fight against Corona emergency

March 24, 2020 – Islamabad: Talking about the importance of social distancing and self-isolation to combat the spread of Corona Virus...

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  • March 21, 2020

Ehsaas-Saylani Langar-on-Wheels introduced to feed the poor with safety and dignity in times of pandemic emergency

Ehsaas and Saylani Welfare International Trust (SWIT) have decided to run “Ehsaas-Saylani Langar on Wheels”...

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  • March 20, 2020

Radio Program Raabta: Dr. Nishtar discusses effective measures taken by government to control Corona outbreak

March 20, 2020 – Islamabad: To create awareness about Corona virus emergency, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant...

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  • March 19, 2020

Radio Program Raabta: Dr. Nishtar briefs masses on statistical developments about Corona pandemic in Pakistan

March 19, 2020 - Islamabad: Connecting with general public through Radio Pakistan’s live national hook up program...

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  • March 19, 2020

Ehsaas promotes coronavirus preventive measures while running social protection operations

March 19, 2020-Islamabad: As the coronavirus spreads out and the government takes rigorous measures to slow down...

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  • March 18, 2020

Radio Program Raabta: Dr. Nishtar guides general public on COVID-19 protection and preventive measures

March 18, 2020 – Islamabad: To respond to Corono virus crisis, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection...

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  • March 17, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar holds a new radio program every day to educate masses on Corona Virus

March 17, 2020 - Islamabad: Given the Corona Virus pandemic across Pakistan, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister...

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  • March 17, 2020

Ehsaas ensures people’s health and wellness in making Kafaalat payments amid Corona outbreak

Since Covid-19 outbreak has now been classified as a pandemic, Ehsaas has come up with preventive measures...

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  • March 13, 2020

Dr. Nishtar lauds civil society initiative to scale up girls education program

The British High Commission and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) in partnership with civil...

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  • March 10, 2020

PM launches Ehsaas Data4Pakistan portal to steer evidence driven decision making in social welfare solutions

March 10, 2020-Islamabad: Prime Minister launched the Ehsaas District Development Portal titled, “Data4Pakistan” that provides open and public access ...

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  • March 9, 2020

PM launches Ehsaas Kafaalat in KP to uplift disadvantaged women across the province

March 9, 2020 – Peshawar: The Prime Minister Imran Khan formally launched Ehsaas Kafaalat programme in KP at a ceremony...

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  • March 8, 2020

Dr. Sania joins women’s day celebrations at Aiwan-e-Sadar

March 8, 2020- Islamabad: To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 and to discuss issue of women’s harassment in Pakistan...

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  • March 6, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar spot checks Ehsaas Kafaalat Registration Desks at Haripur

March 6, 2020- Islamabad: In a quest to draw on lessons from the field, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation...

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  • March 2, 2020

PM grants need based Ehsaas scholarships to leaders of tomorrow

Prime Minster Imran Khan granted Ehsaas undergraduate scholarships for academic year 2019-20 to the first batch of deserving students...

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  • February 28, 2020

Ehsaas scholarships to be first ever state sponsored mega initiative: Dr. Nishtar addresses press conference

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar while addressing a press conference at PID...

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  • February 28, 2020

Ehsaas Rural Value Chain Building Committee brings myriad stakeholders to the table to formulate Ehsaas rural value chain framework

The Ehsaas Value Chain Building Committee met today for third time at the Prime Minister’s office to deliberate on strengthening...

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  • February 27, 2020

Third Ehsaas Saylani Langar inaugurated in Lodhran to serve 1400 people everyday

Ehsaas inaugurates third Langar to feed the disadvantaged people twice everyday particularly patients....

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  • February 27, 2020

Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarships Steering Committee gathers to give final touches to scholarship program

The Steering Committee of Ehsaas undergraduate scholarships met for the fourth time to give final touches to the scholarship program...

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  • February 26, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar sits on the grounds of QAU to discuss Ehsaas Scholarships

Ehsaas undergraduate scholarships is one of the eight priority programs of Ehsaas. For the current academic year (2019/20)...

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  • February 24, 2020

Ehsaas convenes big data analytics consultation with stakeholders

Ehsaas convened a consultative meeting on ‘Big Data Analytics’ with the key stakeholders at the Prime Minister’s Secretariat in Islamabad...

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  • February 24, 2020

MPA Neelum Hayat Malik distributes Ehsaas interest free loan cheques worth Rs. 3.9 million in Lahore

A cheque distribution ceremony of the Ehsaas interest free loans under the Ehsaas Programme of the Government of Pakistan ...

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  • February 21, 2020

PM launches Rs. 15 billion Ehsaas Amdan (income) Program for the poor

Taking government’s anti-poverty initiative of Ehsaas a step forward, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the Rs. 15 billion Ehsaas Amdan program...

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  • February 20, 2020

Dr. Nishtar inaugurates WB’s Second Human Capital Summit in Islamabad

The World Bank (WB) organized the Second Human Capital Summit: Girls Learn Women Earn in Islamabad co-hosted by the Japan International Cooperation ...

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  • February 19, 2020

Chief Operations Officer, VEON Group visits Ehsaas offices to explore mutually beneficial avenues

To discuss areas of mutual cooperation and partnerships for Ehsaas financial and digital inclusion agenda, a meeting was held between SAPM ...

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  • February 18, 2020

PM will inaugurate the Ehsaas Amdan (income) programme on February 21

The Ehsaas Amdan programme is one of several programmes under the Ehsaas umbrella. Its objective is to create livelihoods opportunities...

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  • February 17, 2020

International Refugee Summit draws on insights from Ehsaas for bottom of pyramid in Afghanistan

“International Summit on 40 Years of Hosting Afghan Refugees in Pakistan: A New Partnership for Solidarity” co-hosted by the Pakistan ...

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  • February 17, 2020

President of AJK affirms support for Ehsaas

Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation met with President Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK)...

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  • February 14, 2020

FAO and Ehsaas explore options to drive forward the progressive agriculture and nutrition agenda

Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, welcomed the Director-General...

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  • February 14, 2020

Ehsaas welcomes Turkish First Lady to Pakistan Bait ul Mal’s sewing machine distribution ceremony

Turkish first lady, Emine Erdogan together with the first lady of Pakistan, Samina Alvi was the chief guest at the Ehsaas sewing machines donation ceremony ...

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  • February 8, 2020

MPs from KP distribute Ehsaas IFL cheques in Swat

More than 100 borrowers from Swat received their Ehsaas interest free loan cheques in an event organized in Mingora, Swat...

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  • February 7, 2020

Women Empowerment at the heart of Ehsaas: Dr. Sania delivers keynote at GLWE Roundtable

In continuation of efforts for women empowerment, inclusion and participation in the country’s socioeconomic uplift...

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  • February 5, 2020

Dr. Sania makes global recommendations in Geneva to reduce killer diseases

As health leaders gathered in Geneva for the World Health Organization’s Executive Board; Dr. Sania Nishtar...

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  • February 4, 2020

Governor GB and Dr. Sania explore federal-provincial collaborations

Governor Gilgit Baltistan, Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon called on Dr. Sania Nishtar, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection...

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  • February 4, 2020

Ehsaas determined to reshaping women entrepreneurship: Dr. Sania

Entrepreneurial women leaders from Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) came to the table with Ehsaas...

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  • January 31, 2020

PM Imran Khan Launches ‘Ehsaas Kafaalat Programme’ for 7 million deserving women

Putting the poorest women at the heart of poverty alleviation was the key message behind the Prime Minister’s launch of the Ehsaas Kafaalat ...

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  • January 30, 2020

Dr. Sania inspires global women leaders in Karachi

The tenth ‘International Women Leaders’ Summit’ was held in Karachi, bringing together women leaders from across the globe...

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  • January 30, 2020

Government’s bold decision to depoliticize Safety nets: Quaid’s picture to be on Ehsaas Kafaalat cards

Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch the innovative new Kafaalat program, on Jan 31 which will provide PKR 2,000 monthly cash payments ...

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  • January 27, 2020

Ehsaas Communications Committee Meeting discusses plan for the Ehsaas Kifalat Programme

Prime Minister Imran Khan will be launching the Ehsaas Kifalat programme on January 31, 2020....

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  • January 27, 2020

Dr. Sania briefs CM KP on Ehsaas Kifalat

Following the inauguration ceremony of biometrically enabled ATM for the poorest women in Peshawar, Dr. Sania Nishtar...

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  • January 27, 2020

Pakistan Post Foundation helps deliver new flagship Ehsaas Kifalat

Preparations for the new Kifalat cash-transfer programme are well underway at the Pakistan Post Foundation...

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  • January 27, 2020

Dr. Sania inaugurates Ehsaas innovative digital payment system for poorest women in KP

Dr. Sania Nishtar, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation visited a branch of Bank Alfalah...

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  • January 24, 2020

Biometric ATMs enabled Ehsaas digital payment system made operational

Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation inaugurated the new biometric ATM...

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  • January 23, 2020

The Ehsaas Ministry releases the first ever Ehsaas Newsletter

Ministry of Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (the Ehsaas Ministry) has released the first-ever “Ehsaas” Newsletter....

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  • January 23, 2020

Ehsaas has multiple initiatives that can utilize digital technologies to target neediest population effectively: Dr. Sania

To improve digital access, Jazz, Pakistan's leading digital company has launched Pakistan-ka-Smartphone...

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  • January 23, 2020

JICA Mission keen to collaborate with PM’s Ehsaas Programme

A visiting Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Mission of 8 members from Tokyo led by Dr. Shigemochi Hirashima...

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  • January 23, 2020

Japan Communications Inc. delegation calls on Dr. Sania

Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation was called on by Japan Communications ...

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  • January 22, 2020

12th CSR Summit 2020- Dr. Sania says special system to be launched in three months to ensure transparency in spending private sector donations for Ehsaas programme

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar said that the federal government...

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  • January 22, 2020

President appreciates the philanthropic work of Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal

President Dr. Arif Alvi during his visit to Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal’s (PBM) was briefed on programmess which are part of Ehsaas framework....

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  • January 22, 2020

BISP signs MoU with Health Department, Government of GB

BISP inked an MoU with Health Department, Government of Gilgit-Baltistan for the launch of Ehsaas Health & Nutrition Conditional Cash ...

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  • January 18, 2020

Dr. Sania addresses BISP beneficiaries at Khuli Kachehri in Karachi

The Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar has announced that under the Upcoming Kifalat Program...

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  • January 18, 2020

Dr. Sania addresses leading businessmen and international delegates at Memon Leadership Conference

The Memon Leadership Forum (MLF) organized first Memon Leadership Conference (MLC) from 16th - 19th January, 2020 in Karachi. ...

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  • January 17, 2020

Second Ehsaas Saylani Langar opens in Islamabad

Ehsaas opens second Langar at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in Islamabad today. This Langar will serve two meals a day...

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  • January 16, 2020

Dr. Sania continues drawing on field visits to ensure results-driven implementation of Ehsaas

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar visited Choa Saiden Sahah and Kallar Kahar ...

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  • January 16, 2020

Ehsaas announces the Winner of Ehsaas Logo Contest

Ehsaas has announced, Laila Khan from Shahpur Saddar, Sargodha as the Winner of the Kifalat Logo Contest! Laila's design ...

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  • January 15, 2020

ADB Mission calls on Dr. Sania Nishtar to explore collaborative options

The Asian Development Bank Mission called on Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation...

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  • January 13, 2020

The third Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarships Project Steering Committee met in Islamabad to discuss progress and next steps

In its true essence of strategic collaboration under the Ehsaas framework, the undergraduate scholarships project steering committee ...

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  • January 8, 2020

BISP takes action against Government officers who took benefit from BISP

BISP has taken action against 2,543 government officers/their spouses of grade-17 and above who had got themselves registered...

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  • January 8, 2020

Ehsaas and UBL explore options to improve financial access of disadvantaged

Ehsaas and United Bank Limited (UBL) came to the table in Islamabad to explore collaborative options for improving financial access...

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  • January 8, 2020

President Hails Ehsaas Inclusive Disability Policies

President Arif Alvi hosted a high-level consultation with leading civil society representatives from across Pakistan to discuss how the government...

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  • January 3, 2020

A delegation of women MPAs from KP briefed on Ehsaas

A delegation of 10 Women MPAs from KP Assembly was briefed on Prime Minister’s flagship programme, ‘Ehsaas’ in Islamabad...

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  • January 3, 2020

Ehsaas Kifalat Logo Contest

hsaas is launching a new program under by the name of Kifalat and would like to pick bright young design-oriented minds for creative ideas...

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  • January 3, 2020

Dr. Sania Nishtar paid unannounced visits in Islamabad to enquire about quality of Ehsaas social welfare programmes

Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation paid surprise visits to Islamabad...

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  • January 2, 2020

Ehsaas convenes meeting of its core implementation group

Ehsaas conducted the meeting of its core implementation group to discuss the progress and tracking mechanism...

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  • January 1, 2020

Sania Nishtar Visits Panagah At Mandi More

Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar who leads the Ehsaas programme...

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  • December 30, 2019

Interest free loans worth Rs. 500 Million rolled out for people of Sindh under Ehsaas Programme

Under the ambit of the Ehsaas Strategy which is a part of the National Poverty Graduation Initiative...

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  • December 27, 2019

Government to spend additional PKR 8.6 billion under Ehsaas Kifalat programme, Stipend increased from PKR 5,000 to 5,500

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection and Chairperson BISP, Dr. Sania Nishtar...

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  • December 27, 2019

Deputy Minister of Health and Medical Education of Islamic Republic of Iran calls on Dr. Sania Nishtar

Dr. Baghar Larijani, Deputy Minister for Health and Education, Islamic Republic of Iran along with a five-member delegation of senior officers ...

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  • December 27, 2019

Ehsaas releases province-wise breakdown of ineligible beneficiaries excluded from BISP system

Ehsaas has released the province-wise breakdown of the ineligible beneficiaries that have been exited from the BISP system....

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  • December 26, 2019

Ehsaas Scholarship is a state guardianship for needy students: President

Honourable President Dr. Arif Alvi chaired 27th meeting of vice chancellors from all over Pakistan to review progress of undergraduate scholarship programme, which is deeply valued by students...

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  • December 26, 2019

Dr. Sania shares details of 800,000 ineligible names exited from BISP list in a press conference

Special Ass­is­tant to the Prime Minis­ter on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr. Sania Nishtar conducted a press conference...

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  • December 24, 2019

Federal Cabinet approves the removal of 820,165 ineligible names from BISP database

The Federal Cabinet gave approval to the exit of 820,165 names from the BISP database, describing the beneficiaries as “undeserving”. ...

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  • December 23, 2019

President chairs the first meeting of Population Taskforce

President Dr. Arif Alvi on Tuesday chaired the first meeting of the Federal Task Force on Population at the President House in Islamabad....

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  • December 20, 2019

Ehsaas Rural Value Chain Building Committee in its second meeting brings myriad stakeholders to the table

he Ehsaas Rural Value Chain Building Committee met for the second time at the Prime Minister’s office to deliberate on proposed inclusive strategy for developing rural value chain policies....

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  • December 19, 2019

MPs visit Ehsaas Saylani Langar in the capital

Four members of the Parliament (MPs) - Rukhsana Naveed, Shaheen Saifullah, Zil-e-Huma and Munawara Baloch visited Ehsaas langar at Peshawar More in Islamabad....

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  • December 17, 2019

New Study launched on leveraging social protection system for stunting prevention

A new study in Pakistan has revealed a 15 percent reduction in stunting and 33 percent reduction in wasting in children at 24 months as a result of specialized nutritious foods (SNF)...

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  • December 16, 2019

Oxford University professor praises Ehsaas

Dr. Sabina Alkire, Professor at the Oxford University visited Pakistan from December 12-15 on the special invitation of Dr. Sania Nishtar...

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  • December 15, 2019

Dr. Sania inaugurates two - day women expo in Islamabad

Islamabad Women's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) organized a two-day expo at Pak-China Friendship Centre on 14th and 15th December, 2019...

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  • December 14, 2019

Ehsaas ties the knot with Facebook

In partnership with Facebook, the Poverty Alleviation & Social Safety Division launched the first-of-its-kind Design Hackathon on malnutrition at the National Incubation Centre in Islamabad...

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  • December 13, 2019

New Ehsaas Poverty Index Key to Tackling Poverty

Professor Dr. Sabina Alkire, Director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative spoke on Poverty Measurement...

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  • December 13, 2019

Dr. Sabina Alkire calls on President of Pakistan to discuss the use of MPI for poverty policy

Professor Dr. Sabina Alkire, Director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative together with Dr. Sania Nishtar called on honorable President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi in Islamabad...

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  • December 11, 2019

Improving Learning Outcomes and Investing in Girls & Women Crucial to Pakistan’s Sustained Growth

A national 100-day action program to support girls’ education and women’s economic empowerment launched today at Quaid-e-Azam University...

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  • December 10, 2019

The Ehsaas Labour Expert Group’s recommendations report in the pipeline

Ehsaas Labour Expert Group (LEG) in its tenth meeting today afforded the opportunity for all stakeholders to sit together...

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  • December 10, 2019

Extension in last date of applications for Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarships

Last date of applications for Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarships Programme has been extended to Dec 24, 2019....

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  • December 8, 2019

SDG Hackathon 2019 concludes

The two-and-a-half-day SDG Hackathon 2019 event brought together over 150 participants...

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  • December 6, 2019

Pakistan: National Survey on Violence against Healthcare Workers launched

According to the study “Violence against Healthcare Workers: A Survey across 16 Cities of Pakistan...

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  • December 4, 2019

MD PBM signs MoU with Telenor Microfinance Bank to improve financial literacy of women graduating from PBM’s Women Empowerment Centers

Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) and Telenor Microfinance Bank becomes partner to improve financial literacy in the women. ...

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  • December 3, 2019

All Pakistan Women Chambers’ Presidents call on Sania Nishtar to seek partnership under Ehsaas

Presidents of all Pakistan Women Chambers accompanied by leadership of Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry called on Dr. Sania Nishtar...

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  • December 2, 2019

Digital online education system through mobile phones would be introduced to facilitate the people in far flung areas: Dr. Sania

Honorable President Dr. Arif Alvi inaugurated the three-day conference on “Sustainable Development in a Digital Society”...

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  • December 1, 2019

All Pakistan Women Chambers Summit celebrates women in business

Third All Pakistan Women Chambers Presidents’ Summit (APWCPS) organized by Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry ...

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  • November 30, 2019

Graduates urged to face challenges with courage and perseverance

Three hundred and fifty graduates celebrated the completion of their programmes at the Aga Khan University’s convocation ceremony...

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  • November 30, 2019

Graduation ceremony at PAF finishing School held

Graduation ceremony of the 47th batch of PAF Finishing School was held at the Officers' Mess, PAF Complex here on Friday....

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  • November 29, 2019

HRH Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan and Sania Nishtar Commit to addressing malnutrition in the 1000 days window

HRH Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan met with Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation...

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  • November 26, 2019

Prime Minister launches flagship Ehsaas financial inclusion initiatives

Millions of people in Pakistan will finally have access to financial services, thanks to the Ehsaas Financial Inclusion Initiatives launched today by the Prime Minister Imran Khan...

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  • November 26, 2019

Ehsaas holds bilateral meeting with Queen Maxima on financial inclusion

Earlier today, Ehsaas held a bilateral meeting with a delegation led by Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. ...

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  • November 25, 2019

Prime Minister to launch flagship Ehsaas financial initiatives

Prime Minister Imran Khan will tomorrow launch the Ehsaas, ‘Financial Inclusion Initiatives’ in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Máxima ...

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  • November 21, 2019

KP Cabinet briefed about Ehsaas

KP Cabinet in its 25th meeting was briefed on the Ehsaas programme. Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister...

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  • November 21, 2019

MD PBM inaugurates Life Changing Support Fund Cochlear Implant in deaf and mute children

In a ceremony held here in CDA Hospital, the batteries have been activated into the cochlear implants of two children who were got successfully operated one month before...

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  • November 20, 2019

Ehsaas to partner with Facebook on malnutrition ‘Hackathon’

The Poverty Alleviation & Social Safety Division (PASSD) has announced it will partner with Facebook and Invest2Innovate to host a first-of-its-kind ‘Design Hackathon’...

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  • November 18, 2019

TVO Board meets after six years

The Board of Directors of Trust for Voluntary Organizations (TVO) has been constituted after six years and held its first meeting today....

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  • November 15, 2019

Roll out of Ehsaas Governance and Integrity Policy and Observatory begins

Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD) today began the implementation of the Ehsaas Governance and Integrity Policy...

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  • November 15, 2019

Development partners, UN agencies and international organizations join forces for Ehsaas

Eminent intergovernmental agencies and international organizations have joined forces to support the roll-out of the Ehsaas poverty alleviation programme...

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  • November 14, 2019

Ehsaas leader champions women in the economy

Texas, USA – Pakistan will thrive as more women participate in the economy. That was the message behind a keynote speech delivered by Dr. Sania Nishtar...

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  • November 12, 2019

Ehsaas Governance and Integrity Observatory and Policy Aims to Tackle Corruption

The Cabinet today approved the proposal of “Ehsaas Governance and Integrity Observatory” and “Ehsaas Governance and Integrity Policy”...

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  • November 12, 2019

New Innovative Financing Key to Tackling Extreme Poverty

Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation and Chairperson BISP...

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  • November 8, 2019

PM’s Inter-Ministerial Pakistan National Nutrition Coordination Council (PNNCC) convenes its maiden meeting under Ehsaas

The Pakistan National Nutrition Coordination Council (PNNCC) held its maiden meeting in Islamabad today....

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  • November 4, 2019

PM announces 200,000 need based undergraduate scholarships under Ehsaas to uplift the unprivileged

Prime Minister Imran Khan has today launched the Ehsaas Scholarships Programme for undergraduate students from low-income backgrounds. ...

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  • November 1, 2019

WB President visits BISP HQs

David Malpass, President of the World Bank Group during his visit to Pakistan visited headquarters of BISP...

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  • October 30, 2019

High-level conference focuses on transforming poverty in Pakistan

Today the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) held its 3rd International Conference on Research and Learning...

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  • October 26, 2019

Vice Chancellors Welcome Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme

Islamabad October 26, 2019: Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation has termed the Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme...

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  • October 25, 2019

Project Steering Committee formulates policy guidelines of Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarships Scheme

The project steering committee met today to finalize policy guidelines for the final launch of Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme planned for next week....

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  • October 24, 2019

The multisectoral Ehsaas Value Chain Building Committee meets for the first time

Eight federal ministries and 4 provincial ministries were at the table when the multisectoral Ehsaas Value Chain Building Committee met for the first time at the Prime Minister’s Secretariat...

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  • October 22, 2019

The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition lauds the constitution of Inter-ministerial Nutrition Taskforce under Ehsaas

The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, which is funded by the UK Department for International Development...

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  • October 21, 2019

Senate Standing Committee discusses BISP - USC collaboration

Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited to the meeting of the standing committee on Industries and Production....

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  • October 18, 2019

Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal and PPAF sign MoU to exploit synergy within Ehsaas for women empowerment

Under overarching Ehsaas framework, two of the executing agencies of Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD)- Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) and Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF)...

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  • October 17, 2019

PPAF hosts over 100 IFL cheque distributions events under Ehsaas on World Poverty Day

Under the government’s flagship Poverty Alleviation Programme ‘Ehsaas’ PPAF through its partner organizations ...

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  • October 16, 2019

Dr Sania receives D.Sc from Kings College London

Kings College, London has conferred the prestigious Doctorate of Science Honoris Causa on Dr. Sania Nishtar on October 16, in London...

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  • October 13, 2019

Ehsaas announces Prize Funding under Solutions Innovation Challenge Policy

Ehsaas has announced the first series of Prizes under the Ehsaas Solutions Challenge Policy. In this respect...

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  • October 12, 2019

Governor Sindh presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Nishtar at 11th Annual Ladies Fund Women’s Awards 2019

To acknowledge the contributions of women in various fields, Dawood Global Foundation held an award ceremony...

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  • October 12, 2019

Dr. Sania calls on Governor Sindh to explore Ehsaas collaborations

Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation ...

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  • October 11, 2019

Ehsaas seeks private sector partners to develop solutions for the poor at scale

Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division announces first wave of expressions of interest under the Ehsaas solution challenge policy. ...

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  • October 10, 2019

BISP to massively revamp financial inclusion, education, nutrition and emergency relief packages under Ehsaas

Under the framework of Ehsaas, the Board of BISP approved the increase in the stipend amount for girls from Rs. 750 to Rs. 1,000 ...

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  • October 10, 2019

Dr. Sania Nishtar terms the new payment system a step towards good governance

BISP has signed a historic memorandum of understanding with Habib Bank Limited and Bank Alfalah Limited ...

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  • October 9, 2019

Dr. Sania engages with daily wage labourers in Islamabad

Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation paid a surprise visit...

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  • October 9, 2019

Regular Ehsaas Communications Committee takes place at the PM Secretariat

Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation...

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  • October 8, 2019

The steering committee carrying out the Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarships scheme came together for the second time in this month

The steering committee carrying out the forthcoming Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarships scheme met for the second time in this month to set up modalities of the combined working....

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  • October 7, 2019

Ehsaas welcomes ADB’s $200 Million Additional Funding for Ongoing Social Protection Development Project in Pakistan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $200 million loan as additional financing to help support the Government of Pakistan’s flagship social protection programme...

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  • October 7, 2019

Federal Government to run social protection programmes under public private partnership: Dr. Sania speaks to media at the press conference

Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr. Sania Nishtar says the government has decided to run social protection programmes...

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  • October 7, 2019

PM launches ‘Ehsaas Langar Scheme’ under a public private partnership

The Prime Minister launched the ‘Ehsaas Langar Scheme’ today in Islamabad. Under an agreement with the Saylani Welfare Trust...

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  • October 2, 2019

Dr. Sania Nishtar represents Federal Government in Mirpur

Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation was invited by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)...

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  • October 2, 2019

Ehsaas teams up with Saylani Welfare International Trust to feed the needy

Fully determined to reduce the burden of hunger for the poor, the Government of Pakistan’s multisectoral poverty alleviation programme, ‘Ehsaas’ is partnering with Saylani Welfare International Trust (SWIT) ...

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  • October 1, 2019

Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarships to be launched this month

One of the important Ehsaas initiatives, the Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarships scheme is to be launched soon....

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  • September 29, 2019

Dr. Sania highlights economic reform agenda of Pakistan at Islamabad Literature Festival 2019

Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation together with Dr. Hafeez A. Pasha, a renowned Pakistani economist...

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  • September 26, 2019

Ehsaas showcased at the SDG Action Zone 2019

Today, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation ...

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  • September 26, 2019

Dr. Sania Nishtar presents Ehsaas at 74th session of the UN General Assembly

Dr. Sania Nishtar joined President of Costa Rica, Dr. Sabina Alkire & other ministers at the multidimensional poverty peer network meeting ...

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  • September 26, 2019

PM convenes high-level meeting with Malaysian and Turkish leaders to discuss environmental stewardship as means of poverty alleviation

During 74th session of UN General Assembly in New York, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister...

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  • September 25, 2019

MoU focusing on poverty alleviation signed with Bill Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Pakistan for its Ehsaas initiative on poverty alleviation....

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