New Ehsaas Card To Have Quaid’s Picture Instead Of Benazir’s
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has decided to have Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s picture on the new ‘Kafaalat card’ being launched under the Ehsaas Programme. Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar took to Twitter to announce that the move is aimed at ‘depoliticisation’ of the initiative.
Unveiling the @Ehsaas_Pk #Kafaalat card. @PAKPMO's bold decision to depoliticize safety nets- #Quaid’s picture to be on #Ehsaas Kafaalat cards. #Kifalat @MoIB_Official @pid_gov @appcsocialmedia pic.twitter.com/Z3xWiW8tIK
— Sania Nishtar (@SaniaNishtar) January 30, 2020
The new Kafaalat programme will provide Rs 2,000 monthly cash payments to seven million deserving women in the country. In the past, safety net initiatives under Benazir Income Support Programme (BISB) had the image of Benazir Bhutto for ten years. Later, the Pakistan Muslim League – N (PML-N) government put two picture on the card—Nawaz Sharif above and Benazir below.