BREAKING NEWS: Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program New Registration

The Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme, initiated by former Prime Minister Imran Khan in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, aimed to extend financial support to the underprivileged segments of society in Pakistan. Offering a one-time disbursement of Rs. 14,000/-, the program facilitated registered individuals through branchless banking channels.

For 2024, the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program has opened new registrations, continuing its mission to assist those in need. Individuals now have the opportunity to enroll in this program, which serves as a vital lifeline for many amidst ongoing economic challenges. The Government of Pakistan has established the Ehsaas Program 8171 to aid those severely impacted by the pandemic, particularly daily wage workers and laborers who are unable to work due to safety protocols.

Eligibility Criteria:

To clarify the eligibility criteria for the Ehsaas Emergency Cash program:

Government employees at both provincial and federal levels are ineligible to apply.
The program extends its coverage to all provinces, including AJK and Gilgit Baltistan.
Female beneficiaries who have previously received assistance under the Ehsaas Kafala program, amounting to 12,000 rupees, remain eligible.
Provincial governments are actively involved in disbursing payments through the Ehsaas Emergency Cash program.
Notably, Punjab has allocated 7 million rupees and Sindh has allocated 2.5 million rupees to support vulnerable populations.
Additionally, other provinces are also providing financial assistance to aid their residents during these challenging times.

Requirements & How to Apply?

To apply for the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program, carefully follow these steps:

Fill Out the Provided Form: Start the application process by completing the provided form. Ensure that all information is accurate and up-to-date.

Enter Your CNIC and Mobile Number: Provide your Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) number and a valid mobile number. Double-check the accuracy of the details before submission.

Payment Collection Options: To receive the payment, you have two options:

Visit the nearest HBL (Habib Bank Limited) branch.

Utilize branchless banking channels such as ATMs and the HBL Konnect mobile application.

Send Your CNIC to 8171: Register by sending your CNIC to the designated number, 8171. It is crucial to send the ID card from the mobile number registered on the provided CNIC.

Confirmation Message: Regardless of the registration method, applicants receive a confirmation message if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Required Documents for Applying to this Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program are:

CNIC (Computerized National Identity Card): Submit a clear and valid copy of your CNIC.

Registered Mobile Number: Ensure that the mobile number provided during registration is registered in your name.

Email (Optional): While optional, providing an email address can be useful for communication purposes.

By adhering to these steps and submitting the required documents, eligible individuals can successfully apply for the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program and receive the financial assistance they need.


The severe repercussions of Covid-19 had a profound impact on the global economy, extending its effects to countries like Pakistan. The financial strain was particularly felt by low-income groups and daily wage earners, exacerbating the challenges faced by these vulnerable populations. In response to the widespread economic hardships and the plight of its citizens, former Prime Minister Imran Khan took extraordinary measures to address poverty in the country.

Among the initiatives implemented during these challenging times, the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program emerged as a crucial lifeline for those in need. Initially providing a one-time installment of Rs. 12,000/- to the deserving, the program has now been enhanced, with the amount increased to Rs. 14,000/-. These strategic steps underscore the government’s commitment to alleviating financial distress and supporting the vulnerable citizens of Pakistan during the unprecedented difficulties posed by the pandemic.