The process of giving compensation to internally displaced families returning to Tiran valley will begin on March 24 under the government’s Ehsaas Emergency Cash initiative.
Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM), revealed on Thursday that “each of the 15,699 returning families would be awarded a one-time assistance of Rs. 20,000 under the Ehsaas Emergency Cash programmed.” Ehsaas’ biometric payment system will be used to process all payments. “Arrangements are being made to ensure that financial transfers flow smoothly.”
Dr. Sania visited Tirah Valley earlier this month to assess the level of assistance required by returning families. She talked with impacted families throughout the visit and listened to their difficulties. After the Prime Minister’s consent, Dr. Sania revealed the Ehsaas Emergency Cash package for 15,699 households at the end of her tour. The visit was made possible by the Pakistan Army and the Frontier Corps North KP.
Ehsaas has also established Ehsaas Registration Desks around the valley to update the Ehsaas shock responsive list and register qualified families for financial assistance through Ehsaas’ cash transfer programmed.
Tiran Valley is 90 kilometers from Peshawar in the Khyber Tribal District. Locals were forced to flee the region due to terrorist activity and a military operation. The area has now been evacuated by security officers, and tranquilly has been restored. After a twelve-year absence, displaced families are returning to their homes.