How to Apply for Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program

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Want to know How to Apply for Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program? Read the following instructions.

  • Type your CNIC number and send it to 8171.
  • The Ehsaas team shall verify your credentials from their database.
  • After verifying the credentials from database, they will tell you whether you’re eligible for the cash grant or not.
  • Payment to beneficiaries will be made after biometric verification through more than 18,000 retail shops of two banks Bank Alfalah and Habib Bank in the country.
  • Those people that are being asked to contact the district administration can also register themselves by using the ehsaas web portal (link:

Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched several initiatives to deal with coronavirus pandemic. In order to provide relief to marginalized segments of the society, Mr. Khan has recently launched Ehsaas Emergency Cash program. The Ehsaas Emergency Cash is the largest ever social protection initiative in the history of Pakistan. It aims to provide financial assistance to 12 million families. Under this program, Rs. 12,000 will be given to 12 million deserving families. The total cost set for this program is Rs. 144 billion. However, if the demand for Ehsaas Emergency Cash is higher, additional resources will be earmarked.

How to Apply for Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program

Applying for Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program

All daily wage earners and labourers can apply for the Ehsaas Emergency Cash program by enrolling themselves via SMS. The Ehsaas SMS campaign will help the government identify the rightful beneficiaries. To check your eligibility for this program, you have to do the following.

  • Type your CNIC number in the SMS.
  • Send it to 8171

how to apply for ehsaas emergency cash program

  • Ehsaas shall verify your credentials from their database and will respond to you accordingly.
  • You will receive an SMS indicating your eligibility or Ineligibility.

how to check eligibility for ehsaas cash program

  • If you’re not in the Ehsaas database, you will be asked to contact your respective district administration
  • Those people that are being asked to visit the district administration can also register themselves by using the Ehsaas web portal. Access this link
  • After accessing the link, type your CNIC number and write the code given in the image.
  • Now click on “confirm” to check the eligibility.

how to check eligibility for ehsaas cash online


  • After that, type your mobile number and select your “mobile operator“.

how to apply for ehsaas cash program through ehsaas web portal

  • Finally, click on “confirm” and follow the further instructions to register for Ehsaas Emergency Cash program.

If your CNIC is in the National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER) database then you will receive a message saying that you’re eligible for this program. The eligible applicants shall be notified regarding the subsequent process via SMS.

How to Apply for Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program

According to a briefing from Special Assistant to PM (SAPM) on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar, “People shall be able to collect cash from Points of Sale (POS) of biometrically enabled branchless banking operations and biometrically enabled ATMs”. After the biometric verification of each beneficiary through NADRA, cash transfers will be made to them.

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Ehsaas Emergency Cash Ineligibility

  • If your CNIC is valid, you will move to the next step. If not then you will receive a message indicating that your CNIC is not valid and you are not eligible for the program.
  • If your application is blocked due to blocked sanity profiling then you’re not eligible for this program as well.

ehsaas emergency cash profiling criteria

  • If you or your spouse is a government employee then you’re not eligible for the program.
  • The applicant is not eligible if he or she is registered with other Federal Government relief/ funding schemes.

For those that prefer Urdu, we have attached the link containing all the details regarding Ehsaas Emergency Cash program in Urdu.

Do bear in mind that the federal government (Ehsaas program) and provincial government’s welfare programs are NOT the same. However can avail funds from both governments, provided that you are eligible. If you want to know more about how to apply for Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program, you can ask about it in the comments section.

Written by Umer Zahid


  1. This is so vague. I sent them an sms and they said to visit zilla imtazamia? Just that no info where or when? And how one should do it. Why not provide an online form to fill which gets a submission date when you submit it and you get confirmation within 24 hours. This nishtar woman has been hoarding wealth cuz she was also the one who devised banaxir income support and we all know that majority of those cash went to people who were already on the Gov payroll.

  2. Main gareeb hun.. Our gareeb ne kia insaf imdad apps daonlaod kia appliction send ki our kuch nhi .mila phir 8171 par msg kia kuch nhi mila phir 8070 par msg kia kuch nhi… internet uesd kia pasy lgy msg send krne ke pasy lag gy… ye hakumat kuch nhi day rahi

  3. My name is waqas ahmad ser main free hon main tiger forse ki job karna pasand samajta hon our mujy is job main ehsas krny ka moqa den thnx

  4. I m applying through message application but it could not sent. Also I m trying to use website but it couldn’t help me kindly guide me how should I apply in other way.

  5. I’m abid form bahawal nagar my job is water in bargar point plz hilpe me 12000ehsas porogaram my housu rant ponding 2month I ruqvast to pm sahab hilp me

  6. Janb ma na 8070par Kiya Koch nahi phr8171par Koch nahi .ab ma na hasaas labour par applied Kiya ha Mar ghr par Koch asra nahi rarst hi ak asra hoti ha .Jo haq dar ha wo kaha jay