128,000 women provided financial aid during 2022

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As many as 128,000 needy women in the district were provided financial aid of Rs 7,000 each quarterly under the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) during the year 2022.

BISP Director Muqadas Tanveer Cheema said here Tuesday that currently 150,000 women had been registered with the BISP in addition to 100,000 children, who were getting educational scholarships.

He said that each boy student from grade 1 to 5 was being provided Rs 500 scholarship quarterly while a girl was being given Rs 2,000. Similarly, boys from grade 6 to 10 were being provided Rs 2,500 and girl students Rs 3,000. Likewise, Rs 3,500 were being provided to boys and Rs 4,000 to girls studying in intermediate classes.