Govt is strictly monitoring BISP’s disbursement, Senate informed

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Ijaz Kakakhel
Islamabad

The Upper House of Parliament on Friday was informed that a mechanism is in place to ensure disbursement of amounts to the beneficiaries of Benazir Income Support Program in a transparent manner.

The Senate Session held at parliament house with Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani in the chair.

Minister of State for Law Shahadat Awan told the house during question hour that monitoring of payments at all levels is ensured to cater to the issues of illegal deductions. He said spot checks and surprise visits at disbursement points are made by Benazir Income Support Program Head Office and regional teams.

The Minister of State for Law said the government has allocated a total budget of Rs364 billion to Benazir Income Support Program for the current financial year.

Responding to a supplementary question, the Minister of State for Law said an expenditure of Rs434.43 million was incurred on the use of a helicopter by the former Prime Minister Imran Khan. Minister of State for Law Shahadat Awan laid before the house a motion expressing deep gratitude to the President for his address to both the houses of parliament on 6th October 2022.

The house will later hold discussion on the motion. At the outset, the house offered fateha for the security personnel martyred in recent acts of terrorism.

Report of the Standing Committee on Industries and Production on the Starred Question regarding the audited accounts of Pakistan Steel Mills Corporation (Private) Limited, overall losses and liabilities of Pakistan Steel Mills which have increased to Rs67.167 billion rupees from 30th June to 31st December, 2020 presented in the House.

Report of the Standing Committee on Interior on a point of public importance regarding the law and order situation in Swat and Malakand Divisio. moved by Fawzia Arshad also presented.

Report of the Standing Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privileges on a Privilege Motion against FIA, Cyber Crime Wing which conducted raid at his house in violation of the sanctity of CHADDAR AND CHARDEEVARI and causing harassment to his wife and daughters.

Report of the Standing Committee on Finance and Revenue to amend the Tax Laws (Second Amendment) Bill, 2022, moved by Sadia Abbasi also presented.

Minister for Finance and Revenue to lay before the Annual Report of Senate the State Bank of Pakistan on the State of Pakistan Economy for the year 2021-2022.

Minister for Finance and Revenue to lay before the Annual Report of Senate the Governor State Bank of Pakistan for the Financial Year 2021-2022.

Minister for Parliamentary Affairs to lay on the Table of the House an authenticated copy of the Address of the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, moved by Shahadat Awan. Report of the standing Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privileges on the proposed amendment in Rule 9 and 10 and insertion of Fourth Schedule in the Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Senate, 2012.