A delegation of Cabinet Ministers visited One Window Center of Ehsaas in Sitara Market, Islamabad during which Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation & Social Protection, Dr. Sania Nishtar briefed them on the One Stop Shop services of Ehsaas which consolidate all benefits for 14 different target groups.
The delegation comprised Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar; Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mehmood; Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs, Ali Haider Zaidi; Federal Minister for Industries and Production, Khusro Bakhtiar; Deputy Speaker National Assembly, Qasim Khan Suri; and Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Farrukh Habib.
The Minister took a round of the Center to witness wide ranging Ehsaas facilities and services and met with beneficiaries. It was followed by a joint media briefing.
They greatly appreciated that the first One Window Center of Ehsaas was taking care of its beneficiaries like a mother and felicitated Ehsaas on the successful consolidation of all Ehsaas benefits in a single space.
“One Window Centers are being expanded to enable a common man to access myriad Ehsaas programmes through a single window”, said Dr. Sania.
Speaking on the occasion, Asad Umer said, “One Stop Shop of Ehsaas is a true realization of PM’s vision of Riyasat e Madina where the underprivileged populations can gain access to Ehsaas Kafaalat, Ehsaas School Stipends, Ehsaas Nashonuma, Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarships, Ehsaas Interest Free Loans, Ehsaas Langar, Ehsaas Tahafuz etc under one roof.”
Shafqat Mehmood said, “It is heartening to see all pro-poor programmes of Ehsaas being served in one space especially Ehsaas School Stipends benefitting children of poorest families through their higher secondary education.”
“This center is a real demonstration of welfare state”, commented Khusro Bakhtiar. He then added, “All 3,700 Utility Store outlets are ready to deliver Ehsaas Rashan subsidy which is a special initiative of our government to protect the 20 million underprivileged families from the impacts of COVID induced inflation.”