Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar says Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched a web-portal to solicit Ehsaas Emergency Cash aid applications from COVID-19 livelihood-loss-affectees (category-4). In a tweet, she said the Category-4 beneficiaries who qualify for PM’s COVID-19 fund assistance will get Ehsaas Emergency Cash of 12,000 rupees. Dr. Sania Nishtar said the COVID-19 fund would continue to be realized for those in need of assistance and for each rupee donated by donors, four rupees will be committed by the Government. She said the existing transparency principles, rule-based controls, and deployment of data analytics that have been applied to Ehsaas Emergency Cash transfers will be fully upheld for the selection of category-4 beneficiaries who qualify for PM’s COVID-19 fund. She said PM’s COVID19 fund payments will be fully biometric and tehsil-level data of number of beneficiaries paid and real time bank disbursement and withdrawal information will be made public.