Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has directed the Punjab government to restore Ehsaas programmes in the province. Khan has directed the newly elected Punjab Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi-led provincial government to restore Ehsaas programmes, including health cards and Panahgahs (shelter homes). The former prime minister will also announce the restoration of welfare projects in today’s address to the nation.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has blocked eight mobile phone numbers over Ehsaas programme fraud. Many people filed a complaint with the PTA that they received messages from these numbers asking for their details to register for the Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme. The PTA has sent these numbers to the FIA to investigate who is behind these scams.