Ehsaas and United Bank Limited (UBL) came to the table in Islamabad to explore collaborative options for improving financial access of the disadvantaged segments of population. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation (PASSD). Secretary PASSD was also present. UBL team was led by Sima Kamil, CEO and President, UBL.
The deliberations revolved around new Ehsaas initiatives to enhance financial accessibility of the vulnerable to enable them to escape poverty. The Ehsaas Financial Inclusion is a multi-component initiative. It includes the Prime Minister’s one woman one bank account policy; bank accounts for informal workers under Mazdoor ka Ehsaas and promotion of access to credit for the bottom of the pyramid.