To help underprivileged women in the country, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the ‘Ehsaas Savings Wallet’. This will benefit seven million women, who are registered with the government as ‘Kafaalat beneficiaries’ under the Ehsaas programme.
While addressing the inauguration ceremony, the PM said that women are the most ‘financially excluded’ segment in the country. For the first time, these women will have the facility of saving their stipend.
“I believe that savings can help families out of poverty”, said PM Khan. He added that an access to saving accounts is the first step towards a ‘broader financial inclusion’.
The PM thanked Queen Máxima of the Netherlands for her support for the Ehsaas Financial Inclusion Strategy when she came to Pakistan in 2019. He also paid a visit to an Ehsaas Kafaalat payment site for the launch of the ‘Ehsaas Bachat Accounts’.
The premier also met with beneficiary women present at the site to get insights on the new Ehsaas initiative for financial inclusion of the disadvantaged families. He lauded the Ehsaas programme team for introducing this initiative, which will help seven million women.
Ehsaas’ goal is financial inclusion. It is fundamental in unlocking the potential of millions of underprivileged women in the country.
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