BISP providing assistance for women empowerment

Islamabad—Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon Friday said BISP is providing financial assistance to women for empowering them and reduce ratio of poverty from the country.
‘The government has allocated hefty amount for BISP to provide relief to its 5.3 million beneficiaries as we are resolving issues of beneficiaries under the directives of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif,’ she said in an interview with PTV. She said BISP is getting 90 percent aid from federal government and 10 percent from World Bank and other donors for its projects including Waseela-e-Taleem.The provincial governments were also cooperating with BISP to provide succor to the beneficiaries across the country, she added. She stated that she herself visited all the districts including far flung areas to monitor relief activities of BISP to empower women. —APP

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