Ehsaas Programme cash help to passport holders demanded as Shia Ulema Council (SUC) leader Allama Hameed Imami objected to the government policy in this connection.
Allama Hameed Imami said that possessing passport doesn’t prove financial well-being of any citizen.
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He cited that financially poor people sell their crops and cattle to go to pilgrimages.
He said that tens of thousands of such pilgrims (Zaireen) deserve relief like other compatriots because lockdown due to Coronavirus also badly affected their financial position.
On the other hand, Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) Pakistan spokesman Allama Maqsood Ali Domki also made similar appeal to the Prime Minister Imran Khan.
He urged PM Khan to allow Ehsas programme payments to passport holders citizens of Pakistan as well.
Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) Pakistan spokesman Allama Maqsood Ali Domki has made this appeal to the Prime Minister Imran Khan.
He called for amending eligibility criterion for Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme/Ehsaas Kafalat Programme, immediately.
Earlier, Allama Syed Ahmed Iqbal Rizvi and Allama Syed Baqir Abbas Zaidi also made similar demand.
They drew government attention to the fact that pension also don’t prove affluence of any citizen because widows or senior citizens hardly make both ends meets solely on pensionary amount.
While citing these reasons, MWM leaders opposed the government policy for disqualifying the passport holders or their families and pensioners or their heirs for Ehsaas programme.
Moreover, they said post-Coronavirus lockdown and restrictions had affected the low-income people across the country and they need immediate relief to make both ends meet.
They also urged the government to amend the criterion by not disqualifying passport holders, their families and pensioners/heirs for Ehsas Emergency Cash Program.