COVID-19 and the pursuit of financial inclusion in Pakistan

A woman, clad in burqa, counts cash she received from a counter of Ehsaas Emergency Cash program, introduced by the government for vulnerable families due to the spread coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Peshawar, Pakistan April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Khuram Parvez - RC231G9M7K7Z

A woman counts cash she received from the Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme. Image: REUTERS/Khuram Parvez

Sania Nishtar
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Provincial breakdown of emergency cash programme disbursed and withdrawal amount
Ehsaas payments as of 3 June 2020.

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