Interest-free loans, langar, scholarships programmes benefiting youth, homeless Women MPs from KP briefed about Ehsaas


Zubair Qureshi

A delegation of women MPAs from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly was briefed on Friday about Prime Minister’s flagship programme, ‘Ehsaas.’
The delegation included Ayesha Naeem, Rabia Basri, Zeenat Bibi, Madiha Nisar, Maria Fatima, Sajida Hanif, Dr Asia Asad, Ayesha Bano, Asia Khattak and Dr. Summaira Shams accompanied by MNA, Nafeesa Inayatullah Khattak.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation (PASSD) Dr Sania Nishtar together with Secretary PASSD, Ali Raza Bhutta briefed the provincial lawmakers about the Ehsaas projects and initiatives.
The briefing held to explore areas for mutual coordination with provincial government KP on signature initiatives.
Dr Nishtar apprised them with details of Ehsaas programme and particularly areas with potential for federal–provincial collaboration.
She described details of the Ehsaas programme that have already been implemented including Ehsaas Interest Free Loans, Ehsaas Langars and Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarships and described the ‘Ehsaas webpage for Parliamentarians optimized for mobile phones’ which will soon be launched.Through this webpage, federal provincial stakeholders will be able to take active part in execution of Ehsaas programme such as interest free loans, Kifalat stipends, undergraduate scholarships, langars etc.
Dr. Nishtar also apprised them about the timelines of Ehsaas projects that are currently in the pipeline. She informed them about the National Socio-economic Registry (NSER) survey in detail that it would begin in KP soon in collaboration with provincial government KP and elaborated how data will be collected. Dr. Nishtar assured that once, the NSER survey is completedthis data will be available to province for use without any cost implications.
Women MPAs lauded the way, Ehsaas programme is being implemented and assured full support and cooperation for Ehsaas NSER survey. They highly praised the informative features of ‘Ehsaas webpage for Parliamentarians’, which will help them to take full benefit and ownership of Ehsaas projects in field. They reassured their full support and cooperation to Ehsaas to ensure that its benefits get transmitted to the most deserving.

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