Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Dr Sania Nishtar announced the opening of SMS Registration Service of 8171 for enrollment of families under Ehsaas Rashan Riayat.
The SAPM said that the service has been opened to facilitate the enrollment of deserving families with limited or no access to the internet.
“Based on insights from our recent field visits to 24 small cities, we have opened the 8171 SMS service to facilitate the enrollment of deserving families with limited or no access to internet”, she said.
Under the Ehsaas Rashan Registration Drive, Dr. Sania along with Ehsaas and NBP teams recently went to 24 small cities and towns around Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Attock, Chakwal, Mianwali, Nowshera, Peshawar and Dera Ismail Khan to educate local Kiryana shopkeepers, trader associations, district administrations, local media and public on Ehsaas Rashan programme and to get their feedback.
Families earning less than Rs. 50,000 a month can register themselves under the Rashan programme of Ehsaas. Only one member of an applicant family whose cell number is issued on his personal Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) can enroll his family either through 8171 SMS service or the web-portal. For registration through 8171, the said member of a family can SMS his/her CNIC number to 8171. While Kiryana shopkeepers will only be able to register through the web-portal.