MERAGRAM (YARKHUN): Destitute family left out of govt’s emergency relief program. While thousands of deserving people have been provided cash assistance by the government after the coronavirus lockdown, many destitute families were left out of the assistance due to unknown reasons.
Mir Ghazi, son of Muhammad Razi, is a resident of Urkhan village. Both he and his wife are visually impaired. Moreover, the couple has four children and their two grown-up sons are physically disabled.
While over 1.6 million rupees were distributed among deserving people from different villages of Yarkhun during the last three days here, Mr Ghazi and his wife turned up each day at the venue only to be turned away empty-handed as their names were not among the beneficiaries.
While talking to ChitralToday correspondent the destitute family expressed disappointment and despair and said they were the most deserving in the area but remained deprived of the assistance.
He appealed to the authorities of the BISP and the Ehsaas emergency cash programme to provide him assistance so that he could save his family from hunger.
It may be noted that poor women are provided monthly stipend by the government under the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP).
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown, the PTI government has launched the Ehsaas emergency cash programme under which poor people affected by the lockdown are being given Rs12,000.
Lists of the beneficiaries have been prepared after the applicants got themselves registered by sending messages to 8171.
The particulars of the applicants were verified through their national identity cards numbers from National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).