BISP extending financial assistance to over 9m families with low income: Marri


WB’s delegation led by Ms. Mumta Murthi visits BISP

A delegation of World Bank led by Ms. Mumta Murthi visited Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Headquarters in Islamabad, on Wednesday, to learn about the various aspects of the Programme. Ms. Shazia Marri, Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety (PA&SS) and Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme during her welcome remarks informed the delegation that BISP is a great initiative which is currently extending financial assistance to over 9 million families with low income. She appreciated the World Bank’s support for continuation of this programme which is helping poorest of the poor.

Mr Yusuf Khan Secretary, Benazir Income Support Programme and other high officials of the programme also participated in the meeting. Mr. Naveed Akbar, Director General NSER briefed the delegation on the progress and reforms undertaken by the Benazir Income Support Programme.

The delegation was also briefed on various components of the Benazir Income Support Programme, like, Benzair Kafaalat, Benazir Nashunama, Benazir Taleemi Wazaif and the fresh initiative of introducing Dynamic Registry for enrollment of the beneficiaries in the Kafaalat net.

Afterwards the delegation also visited the one-window operation centre established in Benazir Income Support Programme Tehsil Office in Islamabad to witness the ongoing registration and cash disbursement process on the spot.

The delegation appreciated the smooth and transparent payment mechanism adopted by the BISP for the beneficiaries.