Federal Minister of Poverty Alleviation and Social Security and Chairperson Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) Shazia Atta Murri said that the BISP is the strongest and most successful social security program of the Ministry of Poverty Alleviation and Social Security.
Under which more than 8 million deserving families are financially supported. He expressed these views on Friday on the occasion of the invitation given by the Deputy Speaker Sindh Assembly Rehana Leghari to the members of the assembly for a briefing on the BISP.
Members of Provincial Assembly Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Kulsoom Chandio, Heer Soho, Sadia Afzal, Nida Kharo, Tanzeela Qambrani, Riaz Hussain Shah Shirazi were also present on this occasion.
The officials of BISP were also present.On the occasion she said that my ministry includes National Poverty Fund, National Poverty Graduates Program, Baitul-Mal, Beneezer Kafalat, Beneezer Development and other programs which are working on the financial empowerment of the poorest sections of the country and women. The federal minister said that we distributed more than 70 billion rupees at the rate of 25 thousand rupees per family using a unique data of BISP during the recent floods.
Assistance money is being given to deserving families through biometric system, but soon we are considering giving money to deserving women through bank accounts and Where the bank account facility is not available, the deserving women will be paid assistance under the existing biometric system.Shazia Murri said the annual budget of Benazir Income Support Program is 364 billion rupees.
In the previous period, more than 850,000 deserving families were excluded from Benazir Kafalat program on the basis of a few filters. We have given the right of appeal to the evicted people while also asking the Chairman NADRA to review these filters and re-induct the evicted deserving families.
The Federal Minister also invited Deputy Speaker Rehana Leghari and other members of Provincial Assembly to visit the headquarters of Benazir Income Support Program in Islamabad. On this occasion.S
ecretary BISP and DG NHCR Naveed Akbar gave a detailed briefing about the ongoing various programs of Benazir Income Support Program, registration procedure, and future programs.