Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, Senator Dr Sania Nishtar Saturday said that 512 Ehsaas Registration desks are operational countrywide to enroll the families missed in the survey. Speaking to the media during a surprise visit to Ehsaas Registration Desks in Lahore, Dr Sania said, “With the recent completion of Ehsaas national survey registry, 512 Ehsaas Registration Desks are operational at Tehsil level all over the country”. “The purpose is that households whose survey has not been conducted for any reason can self-register themselves in the Ehsaas programme,” she said. She also informed that in order to serve the deserving families in self-enrollment under Ehsaas and to keep the survey registry live, these desks will remain functional on a permanent basis. Dr Sania reviewed operations of registration desks at Government Boys School, Walton Road. Dr Sania stood with the applicant women in the queue, took round of the facility and interacted with women and staff to enquire about the registration process and arrangements. She instructed the concerned officials to facilitate the women in the registration process so that they do not have to wait for a long time. At the center, she also spoke to women who had come to Ehsaas desks for registration, about various Ehsaas programs and initiatives particularly Ehsaas Kafaalat, Ehsaas Education Stipends and Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarships. A total of 11 registration desks of Ehsaas are currently functional in Lahore. Registration sites include Ghoray Shah Government Comprehensive School; Boys School, A-Block Model Town; Boys High School Walton Cantt.; Government High School Lidhar village near Cantt; CTD School near Rangers Headquarters, Cantt; Islamia Boys School Saddar Cantt; Government High School Mohni Road, near Data Darbar. In addition, 4 Ehsaas Registration Centers are also operating at Tehsil offices of Ehsaas in Saddar, Model Town, Shalimar, and Cantonment. Later, Dr Sania chaired a high-level meeting in Lahore with the regional team of Ehsaas. She reviewed the progress of Ehsaas programmes and initiatives in Punjab. The meeting also discussed issues on the ground and their possible solutions to improve the service delivery. Zafar Kamal, DG, Punjab was also present in the meeting. During the visit, Dr Sania also explored with the staff about how to improve communication with people in communities and a detailed work plan was discussed in this regard. Communication tools, for instance, Ehsaas digital information platform and Ehsaas 8171 tracking portal were also discussed in detail.