PESHAWAR, 21 November — Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on poverty alleviation and social protection, dr. Sania Nishtar, said on Saturday that the ongoing campaign of the National Socio-Economic Register (NSER) is of utmost importance to help the government identify layers of society that need help and assistance.
The prime minister’s assistant said this after visiting a house in the provincial metropolis of Sikandar Town where she was collecting data from a family. She said knowledgeable and qualified teams are being put together to put together family data in a systematic way.
She said that the compilation of data during the ongoing campaign will also ensure a clear and transparent disbursement of funds among deserving people. She said recording teams were given tablets to properly secure data, and it was added that there was no chance of data from families being misused or leaked.
Dr Sania said deserving families across the country are being helped and assisted under the Ehsas program. She said the government has started various programs including Ehsas Nisonuma, Ehsas Teleem, Ehsas Kifalat targeting people at grassroots level.
Students, entrepreneurs, women, daily inputs and children are regularly provided under various Ehsas programs, she said, adding that deserving families will also receive one-off installments of Rs. 12000 under Ehsas Kifalat.
SAPM said the government would also launch a program in December that would help people get medical help via text message. She said the NSER survey would be completed by April.
She also appealed to the media to bring people to the attention of the NSER survey and to assist the government in their efforts to help the needy and deserving.