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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 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

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 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 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

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 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 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

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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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  • September 25, 2019

SUN Movement lead group lauds Ehsaas Nutrition Plan

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

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  • September 24, 2019

Dr. Nishtar champions women in business at launch of US-Pakistan Women’s Council mentoring campaign

Accelerating women’s economic empowerment is good for business and good for Pakistan....

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  • September 24, 2019

Dr. Sania Nishtar represents Pakistan at WHO High level Summit

Dr. Sania Nishtar Pakistan at the WHO High level Summit on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in New York. ...

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  • September 19, 2019

IMF appreciates ongoing efforts of the government to protect the most vulnerables

During her meeting with IMF team, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation and Chairperson BISP...

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  • September 16, 2019

Landmark Ehsaas Strategy document unveiled for feedback

The Ehsaas strategy has been released to the public for feedback today at pass.gov.pk. The strategy elaborates on the Prime Minister’s vision of a welfare state....

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  • September 11, 2019

Punjab Cabinet welcomes Ehsaas Programme to forge the Federal -Punjab partnership

Chief Minister Punjab, Sardar Usman Buzdar chaired the Punjab Cabinet meeting today in Lahore. Dr. Sania Nishtar Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation...

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  • September 9, 2019

Dr. Sania Unites Health Leaders Around Action on Biggest Killers and Impoverishing Diseases

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) thanked Dr Sania Nishtar today for her outstanding work in leading the WHO Independent High-level Global Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs)....

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  • September 4, 2019

Dr. Sania Nishtar congratulates awardees of ‘Women Champions of Change Awards’ from KP

Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited by Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries Peshawar and GIZ Pakistan to congratulate winners...

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  • September 4, 2019

Weekly Ehsaas Implementation Committee Meeting

Weekly Ehsaas Implementation Committee meeting was held today with BISP, Pakistan Bait ul Mal, PPAF, Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Centre for Rural Economy....

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  • September 2, 2019

Ehsaas extends hand of collaboration to Balochistan

The Balochistan Cabinet was briefed today about the Ehsaas Program of the federal government. ...

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  • September 1, 2019

Balochistan Stakeholders Meeting on Ehsaas

Dr. Sania Nishtar conducted stakeholder meeting with local dignitaries and civil society from Balochistan. ...

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  • September 1, 2019

Sania Nishtar visits BISP offices in Quetta and Pishin

During her visit to Quetta, Dr. Sania Nishtar visited the regional office of BISP in Quetta and district office in Pishin...

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  • September 1, 2019

Sania Nishtar visits Saylani Welfare International Trust in Quetta

On Sunday evening in Quetta, Dr. Sania Nishtar together with Shaista Sohail, Secretary Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division...

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  • August 31, 2019

Dr. Sania Nishtar visits Saylani Welfare International Trust in Karachi to explore avenues of partnership under Ehsaas

Dr. Sania Nishtar together with Secretary Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division, Shaista Sohail visited the Saylani Welfare International Trust...

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  • August 31, 2019

Sania Nishtar visits provincial capitals for Ehsaas partnerships

Addressing a session hosted by Governor Sindh and presided over by President Dr. Arif Alvi at the Governor House in Karachi...

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  • August 30, 2019

PASSD observes Kashmir Hour to express solidarity with Kashmiris

In the capital Islamabad, people from across the social and religious divide gathered in front of the government offices on Kashmir Highway (Mauve Area)...

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  • August 28, 2019

President Appreciates BISP initiatives being executed under Ehsaas Programme

President Arif Alvi has appreciated the Ehsaas programme and its components including NSER, Tahafuz and Kifalat during a visit to BISP Headquarters....

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  • August 28, 2019

Third Ehsaas Communications Committee Meeting takes place at PM Secretariat

The third Ehsaas Communications Committee meeting took place today at PM Secretariat....

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  • August 22, 2019

Dr. Sania virtually addresses opening plenary of 19th WPA World Congress of Psychiatry in Lisbon

In her capacity as a Co-chair of the WHO's High-Level Commission (HCL) on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)...

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  • August 20, 2019

Dr. Nishtar launches the first women in Global Health Chapter in South Asia

Dr. Sania Nishtar, launched the first Woman in Global Health (WGH) chapter in South Asia is an inauguration ceremony at the federal capital....

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  • August 17, 2019

PM Imran launches health plan for people with disabilities

In line with his vision of universal health coverage, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday launched Sehat Sahulat Programme...

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  • August 12, 2019

Sania visits welfare homes on Eid day

On Eid day, Dr Sania Nishtar visited the Government of Punjab’s Child Protection home in Rawalpindi and the Edhi home in Islamabad...

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  • August 9, 2019

Ehsaas Communications Committee to meet every week

The first meeting of Ehsaas Communications Committee was held in the Prime Minister’s Secretariat to discuss the communications strategic planning process...

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  • August 4, 2019

Dr. Nishtar joins Strategic Leadership Retreat for Ethiopian women Ministers

Dr. Nishtar joined Strategic Leadership Retreat for Ethiopian women Ministers as part of the expert adjunct faculty along with distinguished women leaders...

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  • August 1, 2019

Dr. Sania Nishtar’s dialogue with youth from newly merged districts of North Waziristan, South Waziristan and Khyber

The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant( Federal Minister) for Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation/Chairperson BISP...

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  • July 30, 2019

SAPM speaks at 5th CPA Pakistan 2019 Asia Regional Conference in Islamabad.

Dr. Sania Nishtar was a keynote speaker at the 5th CPA Pakistan 2019 Asia Regional Conference held in Islamabad...

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  • July 29, 2019

Multisectoral collaborations under Ehsaas

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

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  • July 25, 2019

The Ehsaas Labour Expert Group meets for the 8th time in three months

Under the framework of the Ehsaas, the Labour Expert Group was constituted in May 2019 to develop recommendations to bring informal workers in social safety nets....

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  • July 24, 2019

BISP implementation research platform will be established soon under Ehsaas

Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired a research meeting at the Marriott today where findings of research conducted by Oxford Policy Management Group (OPM) were presented...

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  • July 23, 2019

“PASSD Ehsaas Implementation Group” agrees on future road map.

Dr. Sania Nishtar today chaired the first meeting of the Ehsaas Implementation Group. ...

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  • July 22, 2019

Secretary PASSD represents Pakistan at a high-level conference in Nepal

Shaista Sohail, Secretary, Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division participated in ‘Path to Universal Social Protection, High Level Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal’...

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  • July 19, 2019

Dr. Nishtar visits Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF)

As the present government’s fight against poverty picks pace, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation...

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  • July 17, 2019

Dr. Nishtar meets with top business leaders to discuss Ehsaas partnerships

At a meeting with a high-powered delegation of the U.S.-Pakistan Business Council, Dr. Sania Nishtar...

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  • July 17, 2019

Ehsaas joins with private firms to eliminate Viral Hepatitis

Today, Gilead Sciences announced that it had partnered with 12 companies in Pakistan as part of the Corporate Coalition for Viral Hepatitis Elimination in Pakistan (CCVHEP). ...

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  • July 14, 2019

Ehsaas Governance and Integrity Policy

The Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD) of the Ehsaas Program has today adopted a comprehensive set of policy parameters...

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  • July 11, 2019

World Economic Forum

On a visit to Pakistan, President of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Børge Brende said that Pakistan overcame problems of power blackouts and security...

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  • July 11, 2019

World Population Day marked by Pakistan poverty lead

World Population Day was marked today at an event in Islamabad. Speakers included Dr. Sania Nishtar...

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  • July 10, 2019

Ehsaas calls for ‘thought partnerships’ on poverty alleviation

The President of Pakistan and Dr. Sania Nishtar were both special guests at a seminar today held by the Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad...

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  • July 8, 2019

Prime Minister leads first Ehsaas Steering Committee

Chairing the first meeting of Ehsaas Steering Committee in Islamabad, Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated that the Ehsaas Program...

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  • July 8, 2019

Provincial and Regional governments collaborate on Ehsaas strategy

Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation in a drive towards the inclusive implementation of Ehsaas Program...

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  • July 6, 2019

Around 80,000 interest free loans will be monthly disbursed nationwide under the Ehsaas National Poverty Graduation Initiative, Dr. Nishtar talks to media at the Press Conference

Dr. Nishtar briefed the media about the National Poverty Graduation Initiative (NPGI) under the government’s flagship Poverty Alleviation Program ‘Ehsaas’...

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  • July 5, 2019

Dr. Nishtar joins Akhuwat’s IFL Cheque Distribution Ceremony

Dr. Sania Nishtar was invited as a chief guest at Interest Free Loan Cheque Distribution Ceremony organized by Akhuwat Foundation at a local mosque in Islamabad...

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  • July 5, 2019

Prime Minister launches groundbreaking National Poverty Graduation Initiative

Prime Minister Imran Khan today launched the National Poverty Graduation Initiative....

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  • July 3, 2019

Dr. Nishtar briefs Prime Minister on new poverty-fighting scheme

Prime Minister Imran Khan was given a briefing today about the planned launch of the National Poverty Graduation Initiative...

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  • July 2, 2019

Dr. Nishtar inspires next generation of Pakistani graduates at LUMS

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

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  • June 26, 2019

Ehsaas programme working towards federal-provincial synergy

Murad Ali represented Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD) at a first consultative meeting...

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  • June 16, 2019

Dr. Nishtar and Bill Gates discuss ending poverty in Pakistan

Dr. Sania Nishtar and Bill Gates, founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation met today to discuss pressing health and development needs in Pakistan...

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  • June 16, 2019

Tajikistan visit

Regional security and stability were the key topics of the CICA summit in Tajikistan today, at which Dr Sania Nishtar led the Pakistani delegation...

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  • June 8, 2019

Differently abled persons to be provided health coverage, free assistive devices through Ehsaas

Dr. Sania Nishtar briefed the media about the Ehsaas measures that the government plans to implement in order to facilitate differently abled people across the country...

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  • June 2, 2019

Social protection budget to be doubled

Dr. Sania Nishtar today gave a passionate explanation of the Ehsaas Program to the media...

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  • June 1, 2019

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister and BISP Chairperson Sania Nishtar has gone undercover to overlook operations at various BISP Centres

Dr. Nishtar stood in queue with women waiting to receive money allocated by the government under the programme to BISP card holders...

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  • May 31, 2019

Dr. Sania’s Letter to BISP Employees

Dr. Sania, Special Assistant to PM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation and Chairperson BISP writes to BISP employees in Ramadan...

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  • May 24, 2019

Gender equality is front and center of Oxfam Pakistan’s new campaign launched by Dr. Nishtar

Today, Dr. Sania Nishtar was the special guest of Oxfam Pakistan at the launch of its new campaign on women’s empowerment...

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  • May 28, 2019

Prime Minister confirms upcoming launch of Ehsaas Qarz I Hasna Scheme

Speaking from his office in Islamabad, Prime Minister Imran Khan today confirmed the upcoming rollout of the Ehsaas Qarz I Hasna Scheme...

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  • May 20, 2019

Dr Nishtar gains inspiration from visit to Anjuman Faiz ul Islam, Pakistan’s Leading Charitable Organization

To commemorate World Orphans Day 2019, Dr. Sania Nishtar visited Anjuman Faiz ul Islam, one of the country’s leading charitable organizations...

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  • May 15, 2019

Special assistant for social protection and poverty alleviation appointment

Dr. Sania Nishtar has been appointed as a Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Imran Khan...

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  • May 14, 2019

Dr. Sania Nishtar steps down from executive responsibilities at Heartfile

Following her appointment as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation ...

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  • May 2, 2019

32nd Board Meeting of BISP approves systems to transform BISP into a rule and merit based efficient organization

The 32nd board meeting of BISP was held over two days recently (April 19 and April 29) due to the extensive agenda that needed to be covered by the board...

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  • May 1, 2019

Ehsaas Labour Expert Group briefs PM on ‘Mazdoor ka Ehsaas’

On Labor Day, Dr. Sania Nishtar together with the Ehsaas Labor Expert Group briefed the Prime Minister Imran Khan...

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  • April 12, 2019

Chair of PACC gives Keynote Address in Melbourne

The international conference on Nephology was held in Melbourne...

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  • March 28, 2019

Global Consultation on Agriculture and Food Systems

The Benazir Income Support Program and the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food systems for Nutrition co-hosed a joint high-level dialogue on food systems in Islamabad on March 28...

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  • March 27, 2019

Launch of the Ehsaas program by the Prime Minister

The largest ever poverty-eradication focused program in Pakistan, called Ehsaas (feeling for the poor) was launched on March 27...

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  • February 27, 2019

Chairperson BISP hosting the high-level consultation on nutrition

Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired a high-level international consultation convened by the Benazir Income Support Program...

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  • January 9, 2019

PACC notification

Dr. Sania Nishtar has been appointed as the Chair of the Poverty Alleviation Coordination Council by the Prime Minister of Pakistan...

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  • January 1, 2019

PACC meetings and process

Following the notification of the Poverty Alleviation Coordination Council...

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  • December 22, 2018

Title Dr. Sania Nishtar’s statement about BISP

After a month in office as Chairperson BISP, Dr. Sania Nishtar has issued a statement about her priorities...

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