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Ehsaas Registration Desks to open after June 30: Sania Nishtar

June 14, 2021

Islamabad : Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, Dr. Sania Nishtar Sunday said Ehsaas Registration Desks will be open after June 30. Dr. Nishtar was speaking to a wider national audience during the second e-Kachehri of Ehsaas, accompanied by the Ehsaas team.

Connecting with masses, Dr. Sania Nishtar replied to questions of live callers who phoned her from remote areas of the country.

Responding to the caller’s question about the reopening of Ehsaas Registration Desks, Dr. Nishtar informed that Ehsaas Registration Desks are temporarily closed nationwide owing to the current wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

Those who have received responses from 8171 to go to registration desks, will be able to register themselves in Ehsaas when the Desks reopen after June 30, 2021. Also, Ehsaas will introduce an appeal system in September 2021 for those households who are ineligible on 8171, she said.

Educating the people about fake online registration portals, mobile apps and SMS messages being circulated in the name of Ehsaas, Dr. Nishtar cautioned that Ehsaas has not introduced any online resource for Ehsaas registration.

She told the people that there were only two ways through which deserving households can register themselves in Ehsaas; the Ehsaas Survey and Ehsaas Registration Desks.

About Fake SMS complaints, Dr. Nishtar encouraged the listeners to report fake SMS complaints on Ehsaas programmes so that the concerned authorities can take immediate action.

To tackle the menace, Ehsaas has deployed two mobile lines for the public; 0335-1058050 and 0335-1058051 besides sending of messages from from Ehsaas through 8171 and not through any other number, underlined Dr. Nishtar.

Dr. Nishtar also responded to the queries of callers from Rajanpur and Bhakkar about the process of accessing Ehsaas interest free loans.

She provided the listeners with instructional and beneficiary centred information about Ehsaas programs and initiatives.

The Ehsaas e-Kacheri was broadcast on Radio Pakistan s national hook up programme Raabta as well as on Facebook, @EhsaasOffcialPK.

During the e-Kacheri, Dr. Nishtar also listened to the issues and concerns of Ehsaas beneficiaries, guided them sympathetically and assured that their issues will be resolved at the earliest.

The people shared their Computerized National Identity Cards numbers in the programme and in return were instantaneously provided with their eligibility and payment status.

Under the programme, Rs12,000 financial assistance would be provided to each of the 4 million additional households.