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Is COVID-19 Pakistan’s Black Swan Event for Digital Payments?

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 05/04/2020 - 17:19

Center For Global Development (01.05.2020) The Ehsaas Emergency Cash program was launched at the end of March to distribute funds to 12 million families (an estimated 67 million people) whose livelihood has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 epidemic or its aftermath. Each eligible family is entitled to 12,000 Pakistani rupees (PKR), equivalent to $72.07. As of the end of April, 6.6 million beneficiary families representing some 37 million people had already received the payment, for a total of PKR 79.2 billion ($476 million).

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Pakistan: Poverty and cash transfers under Ehsaas Programme

Submitted by dfabbri on Mon, 07/22/2019 - 10:35

The Express Tribune (20.07.2019) The recently launched Ehsaas Programme by the PTI government is a positive step towards realising the importance of social protection in a developing country like Pakistan.

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Pakistan: ‘Social protection will provide relief to the disenfranchised’

Submitted by dfabbri on Tue, 07/09/2019 - 09:10

The Express Tribune (09.07.2019) The economic wellbeing of the impecunious strata will be ensured by the incumbent government as the development of human resources is the focal point of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) policies, said Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzda  He expressed his views while speaking to the media on Monday and briefed that the Punjab Ehsaas programme will provide socio-economic protection to the most vulnerable segments of society. “Social protection will provide relief to the disenfranchised.”

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Pakistan: Funds for social protection to be doubled in next budget: Sania Nishtar

Submitted by dfabbri on Mon, 06/03/2019 - 11:03

Business Recorder (03.06.2019) Special Assistant to Prime Minister on social protection and poverty alleviation Dr. Sania Nishtar Sunday said the amount for social protection would be doubled in the upcoming budget which portrayed the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan to bring the marginalized sector into mainstream.

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Pakistan : PM launches ambitious poverty alleviation plan

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 04/02/2019 - 16:28

Pakistan Today (28.03.2019) Imran says Rs80bn ‘Ehsas’ programme will ensure provision of food, shelter, education and health to citizens as fundamental right –Database containing income details of citizens to be launched by December

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Pakistan: Govt working to address poverty, Lodhi tells UN

Submitted by dfabbri on Mon, 02/18/2019 - 10:20

Gulf Times (18.02.2019) Pakistan has told the United Nations that the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan is pursuing a number of people-centric policies designed to eliminate poverty by boosting sustainable economic growth of the country.

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Pakistan: Vision Zero Govt to implement culture of accident-free working environment for employees

Submitted by dfabbri on Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:15

 Daily Times (06.12.2018) The Labour & Human Resource Department organised a conference on Vision Zero on Wednesday with support of German development agency GIZ. Labour & HR Department Additional Secretary Dr Sohail Shahzad welcomed the participants for the event and highlighted the framework of occupational safety and health in the light of priority area of the government. He introduced the relationship of this event with concept of improved governance.

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