Verification of deserving families will be started very soon

Registration of Karyana stores will be continued at web portal

Rs 1,000 will be granted monthly to each eligible family on purchasing

20 million families will be identified for the subsidy

ISLAMABAD (our reporter):- The Ehsaas 8171 SMS service to register deserving families for Ehsaas Rashan Riayat programme is closing tomorrow at 12 midnight. All arrangements are in final stages to roll out the programme in partnership with National Bank of Pakistan.

While announcing the closure of Ehsaas Rashan registration of families, Senator Dr Sania Nishtar said that the family eligibility of applicants is currently being determined and will be started sending the eligibility messages very soon

She added, “The registration of Karyana stores is not closing with 8171; and it will continue through the web-portal:” Before the 8171 closes at 12 midnight, families earning below Rs. 50,000 monthly can sign up by sending their CNIC. Only one member of an applicant family whose mobile number is issued on his own Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) can register his family on 8171. Under Ehsaas Rashan Riayat, a targeted subsidy of Rs. 1,000 per month will be granted to each of eligible families on the purchase of flour, pulses, cooking oil. A subsidy of Rs. 22 per kg will be given on the flour, Rs. 55 per kg on pulses and Rs. 105 per liter/kg on cooking oil or ghee at the designated Kiryana shops. In total, 20 million deserving families will be identified through the Ehsaas survey. Overall, 130 million people will benefit from the programme countrywide that equates to 53% of the population. Provincial Governments of Punjab, KP, Gilgit Baltistan and AJK 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.

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