PM lauds Sania Nishtar, team after WB recognition of Ehsaas programme


Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday congratulated his special assistant Dr Sania Nishtar and the Ehsaas team after their efforts were acknowledged in a World Bank report. 

“Congratulations to Sania and the Ehsaas team for achieving this milestone and well-deserved international recognition,” tweeted the prime minister.

In a recent report on social protection measures taken by several countries during the pandemic, the World Bank has recognised the efforts of the Pakistan government in uplifting the poor by featuring the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme in its list of top four global social protection interventions. 

The World Bank released a report on “global social protection responses to COVID-19”. This report is called the “living paper” and it presents a 650-page volume and accompanying database documenting how countries and territories are planning, implementing or completing social protection measures in the context of the pandemic.

It said Pakistan’s Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme ranks fourth globally in terms of the number of people covered and 3rd globally in terms of percentage of population covered amongst those that covered over 100 million people. 





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