Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan will formally launch the new Ehsaas Kafaalat card on Friday (today) with the founder of the country Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s picture on it.
The card will not only make the beneficiaries able to withdraw monthly cash payment but will also connect them to other initiatives under the Ehsaas programme.
According to the Radio Pakistan, under the programme, 2,000 rupees per month stipend will be paid to the most deserving and poorest women across the country through a digital payment system based on transparent mechanism.
All existing eligible beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support Programme will continue to be part of Ehsaas Kafaalat programme.
The total numbers of expected Kafaalat beneficiary women are around seven million. Enrolments of one million families in 70 districts have already begun and these families will start receiving Kafaalat stipends from next two months.
More beneficiary families will be added through desk registration and other districts will be covered by end of the year.
Kafaalat is part of the wider Ehsaas programme, where women will have better access to opportunities to graduate themselves out of poverty.