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How to Apply for the Government’s Sasta Petrol Scheme

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has announced the launch of a’sasta petrol sasta diesel’ scheme to help Pakistan’s poor.

The program’s primary beneficiaries are people with monthly household incomes of less than Rs. 40,000. The government has set aside Rs. 28 billion to help nearly 14 million marginalised families across the country.

Applicant Instructions

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • To register, they must text their CNIC number to 786.
  • Wait for a confirmation message from Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP).
  • Residents of Punjab, Sindh, and Balochistan can visit HBL after receiving the message, while residents of KP, GB, and AJK can go to Bank Alfalah to claim a Rs. 2,000 subsidy.

The government will provide this assistance to 8 million BISP-registered families. 6 million unregistered families are included in the relief quota, and they must show proof that their monthly household income is less than Rs. 40,000.

The following are the program’s terms and conditions:

  • The relief is available to everyone who is enrolled in BISP.
  • Only one member of a family will be eligible for assistance.
  • Women who are married or widowed are given priority in the programme.
  • In the event that a widowed or married woman is not available, a male representative will be compensated.
  • Subsidy payments will begin soon after registration is completed.

The Finance Ministry has issued a warning about impending fuel price hikes, which will make daily commuting difficult for many people.

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