ISLAMABAD: (HRNW) Federal finance minister Shaukat Tarin has on Wednesday chaired an Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) session wherein he greenlighted phase two of the Ehsas Kifalat program taking the number of beneficiaries to 8 million each of whom shall receive Rs12,000 in cash aid.
The session mulled over a recent survey by the government which learned of 4 million more households below the poverty line and in dire need of financial assistance to subsist the circumstances.
In phase two of Kifalat program, the beneficiaries will be doled out Rs12,000 in aid for six months, from January to June.
Phase two of the program with the new addition of beneficiaries from the survey will cost the kitty Rs48 billion, the session concluded today.
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