Efforts afoot to make BISP corruption-free: Dr Sania

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Chairperson BISP and Special Assistant to PM dR sania Nishtar has said Addressing the media after her visit to the BISP the
government is equipping the programme to make it corruption-free.While a new BISP office in Malir
area on Saturday, she said that policies and programmes should be made to benefit the under-
privileged.“We have increased the allowance to Rs6,000 and it will be paid in three installments, each
of Rs2,000,” Dr Nishtar said. “The money will be transferred into bank accounts and an SMS service
will also be launched by the end of the month,” she said.She also confirmed that the PPP’s central
information secretary, Nafisa Shah was not on the list.Four government officers named in the list of
officers who had added their names to the list of beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support
Programme were dismissed on Saturday.The officers had added their names and the names of their
wives to the list and had been taking money from the programme. The BISP is a federally-funded
poverty reduction programme. It is working to lift people out of poverty.The officers dismissed
include assistant directors of the programme in D I Khan, Muhammad Nauman and Shafiullah, and
assistant directors of the programme in Abbottabad, Sabeel Khan and Fazzle Amin.Dr Sania tweeted
that Rs440,196 has been recovered from them as a part of the Ehsaas Integrity and Ant-Corruption
Drive. 4 grade 17 BISP officers dismissed from service on charges of corruption & misconduct as they
got their wives enrolled as BISP beneficiaries fraudulently, using their position in BISP. Rs 440,196 has
been recovered as part of #Ehsaas Integrity & anti corruption drive On January 8, Dr Nishtar had
confirmed that 2,543 officers of Grades 14 to 17 had included their names and those of their spouses
in the list.