GOOD NEWS: Ehsaas Rashan Program Registration

The Ehsaas Program, introduced in 2019 by former Prime Minister Imran Khan, was a comprehensive initiative designed to uplift the living standards of disadvantaged segments in Pakistani society. Among its various initiatives, the Ehsaas Rashan Program was announced on October 1, 2021, as part of the broader Ehsaas framework.

Benazir Rashan Program – New Update 2024

The recent update highlights the reopening of the Benazir Rashan Program Online registration for 2024. Eligible individuals are encouraged to apply and register under this program, entitling them to discounted rates on essential items from registered general stores nationwide.

Benazir Rashan Program New Update

Moreover, the Ehsaas Ration Program now includes an additional Rs. 2,000 for beneficiaries. This supplementary support aims to counter the escalating inflation and the decreasing purchasing power, especially among the economically vulnerable. The program’s goal is to ensure that those in need have access to basic food necessities, aiming to alleviate their struggle for sustenance.

The Ehsaas Rashan Program, initiated during the tenure of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, aimed to combat hunger and poverty in Pakistan by providing food assistance to impoverished communities. Notably, Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, the former Chief Minister of Punjab, played a crucial role in streamlining the application, registration, and distribution of ration cards, ensuring greater accessibility for the population.

Ehsaas Rashan Program Latest Update January 2024

Under this program, registered ration card holders are entitled to a 40% discount on essential grocery items, facilitating access to basic necessities at reduced prices. Additionally, during the previous year’s flood crisis, registered beneficiaries severely affected by the floods received an amount of Rs. 4,500 as assistance.

Ehsaas Rashan New Payment Latest Update 2024

Prospective applicants interested in the Ehsaas Rashan program are advised to verify their eligibility status before applying. This can be done by sending an SMS to 8123, which provides information on whether individuals are eligible to apply for the program.

However, eligibility confirmation is contingent upon the completion of the NSER dynamic survey. Only individuals whose information has been registered in the government directories through this survey can ascertain their eligibility for the program.

According to the latest update, additional support of Rs. 2,000 is being provided to beneficiaries of the Ehsaas Rashan Riayat Program due to the concerning inflationary situation, aiming to assist individuals who are struggling to afford even basic food necessities. To check the status of the payment, beneficiaries can follow these steps:

Checking Payment Status:

  1. Visit the website of the 8171 Ehsaas Program.
  2. Enter the valid CNIC in the required box.
  3. Input any other requested information.
  4. Wait briefly for the portal to retrieve your data.
  5. Verify whether the amount has been credited.
  6. If credited, proceed to withdraw the amount from any ATM.

14 August Rashan Relief:

On Pakistan’s 76th Independence Day, Mr. Shahbaz Sharif, the former Prime Minister, announced a special discount program on essential food items. Beneficiaries could purchase items like a 10 kg bag of flour for Rs. 648, ghee for Rs. 353 per kg, sugar for Rs. 100 per kg, and received a Rs. 25 per kg discount on pulses.

Ehsaas Rashan Program Registration:

  • To check eligibility, enter your ID card details on the Ehsaas program portal.
  • For individuals with a PMT score below 40, visiting the nearest utility store with their ID card allows them to access the discount.

Ehsaas Rashan Program Registration from E Khidmat Center:

  • If you’re not enrolled in the Benazir Income Support Program, visit the nearest E-Khidmat center established under the BISP office for immediate registration.
  • After registration, verify your PMT score; if it’s less than 40, visit the nearest utility store to avail of discounts on selected ration supplies.

The eligibility criteria for the Ehsaas Rashan Program encompass several key factors:

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Residency Verification: Applicants must provide identification cards and other documentation confirming their residency within Pakistan.
  2. Income Threshold: Applicants’ monthly income should not exceed Rs. 15,000. They need to furnish relevant documents as evidence of their income to qualify for the program. This criterion aims to assist individuals with lower incomes in meeting their expenses.
  3. Family Size Limit: Families applying for the Ahsaas ration program should have a family size of fewer than six individuals. Submission of the family registration form is necessary to validate eligibility for the program.
  4. Disability Consideration: The program extends its support not only to low-income families but also to those households with disabled members. Providing a disability certificate for the concerned family member is required to avail of this support.
  5. Support for Widows and Disaster-Affected Families: Additionally, the program offers assistance to widows and families affected by natural disasters such as floods or earthquakes, recognizing their vulnerability and need for support.

These criteria are intended to target and assist specific segments of society, ensuring that those most in need receive assistance through the Ehsaas Rashan Program.

The Ehsaas Rashan Program has implemented new procedures for registration and subsidy allocation, aiming to assist deserving families amidst rising inflation. Here’s a breakdown of the latest updates and processes associated with the program:

Online Registration Process:

  • Families Registered via NADRA or Ehsaas Survey: To enroll in the program, use the new SMS code “8123.”
  • New Registrations: Families not yet registered can visit their nearest e-Khidmat Markaz for enrollment.
  • Web Portal Registration: The Punjab Government has launched a web portal for online registration in the Ehsaas Rashan Program.

Tracking Payments:

  • The Ehsaas Tracking web portal allows individuals to track their payments by entering their CNIC and phone numbers.

Additional Support and Updates:

  • Eligible households receive Rs. 14,000, with an additional Rs. 2,000 approved by Dr. Sania Nishtar for those already receiving Rs. 4,000 under the program.
  • Rs. 4,500 subsidy is now provided to qualifying families for Rashan to alleviate inflationary pressures.
  • Previously, registered families received a 40% subsidy on select utility items. Now, eligible households receive Rs. 4,500 for Rashan.

Registered Karyana Stores:

  • Eligible individuals can only avail Rashan discounts from registered Karyana stores. Check the list provided for stores participating in the Punjab Ehsaas Rashan Riayat Program.

Karyana Store Registration Process:

  • Store owners can register through the Ehsaas web portal by providing their ID card details and mobile number.
  • Alternatively, they can seek help from the Bank of Punjab or the National Bank of Pakistan, or contact the helpline at 021-111-627-627 for registration assistance.


  • Families already registered need to enroll using the new SMS code “8123.”
  • A 40% discount is provided under the Ehsaas Rashan Programme for needy households.
  • Payment status can be checked by entering CNIC and phone numbers on the program’s web portal.

Final Thoughts:

The Ehsaas Rashan Program is a part of the broader Ehsaas initiative aimed at poverty alleviation and providing subsidized groceries to eligible households. The program’s goal is to assist vulnerable groups and improve their living standards by providing essential food items at discounted rates. Eligible individuals can register via various channels and benefit from the program’s support