Islamabad :The Ehsaas 8171 SMS service to register low-income families for Ehsaas Rashan Riayat programme is reopening from Sunday.
“Keeping in view the keen interest of people, we have decided to reopen the Ehsaas 8171 SMS service so that more deserving families can benefit from the Rashan Riayat programme of Ehsaas, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection,” Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar said in a statement.
“Families with monthly income less than Rs50,000 can enrol themselves by simply sending their CNIC to 8171.
Only one member of an applicant’s family whose mobile number is issued on his own computerised national identity card (CNIC) can register his family through 8171.
“The formal rollout of the programme in partnership with the National Bank of Pakistan is just on the anvil. In this regard, all arrangements are ready,” stated Dr. Sania.
Till the portal closed on Jan 26, 2022, under the first phase of registration, 19.5 million applications were received out of which 9.3 million unique families were identified.
The eligibility of these families is currently being verified through Ehsaas Survey Registry and Data Analytics and some have already started receiving eligibility messages from 8171 confirming their eligibility and are starting to utilizse the Ehsaas Rashan subsidy.
Under the programme, 30% targeted subsidy will be granted on monthly basis to 20 million eligible families on the purchase of flour, pulses, cooking oil, or ghee.
Overall, 130 million people will benefit from the programme countrywide which is around 53 per cent of the country’s population.
Provincial Governments of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan, Azad Jammu, and Kashmir are participating in the Ehsaas Rashan Riayat programme.
The federal government and all participating federating units are sharing fiscal resources in the proportion of 35/65.
The registration of Karyana stores is ongoing all over the country through the web portal: https://ehsaasrashan.pass.gov.pk.
Boy’s body found from underground water tank: The dead body of a 10-year-old was found from an underground water tank in an under-construction house in the precincts of the Saddar Bairooni area.
The case of abduction of the child was registered three days ago in Saddar Bairooni Police Station, informed the police spokesman.
City Police Officer (CPO) Omar Saeed Malik, SSP Investigations, SSP Operations, SP Potohar, SP CIA, and senior police officers rushed to the spot.
The City Police Officer constituted teams under the supervision of SSP Investigation and SSP Operations to investigate the matter.
Forensic teams were gathering evidence from the crime scene, however, the body was shifted to a hospital for an autopsy. According to preliminary investigations, no evidence of violence was found but facts will be brought in the light of forensic and after post-mortem reports, the spokesman said.
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