Dera Ismail Khan
The federal government has reopened the 8171 service from Friday for enrollment of families under the Ehsaas Rashan programme.
Talking to media in Dera Ismail Khan, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, Dr. Sania Nishtar said this service is aimed to facilitate the enrollment of those deserving families who have no access to the internet.
She said the families earning less than fifty thousand rupees a month can register themselves under the Rashan programme of Ehsaas.
Only one member of an applicant family whose cell number is issued on his personal Computerized National Identity Card can enroll his family either through web-portal or 8171 SMS service.
A monthly subsidy of one thousand rupees will be granted to every eligible family on the purchase of flour.—APP