WB applauds BISP for waseela-e-taleem role

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Karachi—World Bank delegation appreciates the efforts of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) for running a successful Waseela-e-taleem and cash transfer scheme targeting the poor reported by Ms Anna Fruttero who was headed the World Bank Mission during the visit of BISP Sindh Regional Office Karachi.
Ms Anna Fruttero was accompanied by Jorge Luis, Laurent Bossavie and other World bank representatives along with Aurat Foundation representatives.
Mr Azhar Ali, Director General BISP Sindh briefed the delegation about the functions and operations of the BISP and more specifically on Waseela-e-taleem challenges they face in enrolling the beneficiaries and how the BISP beneficiary women were being served at the tehsil level.
DG said that BISP is the flagship social safety net programme of the country and Waseela-e-Taleem Programme is a landmark initiative of BISP with regard to the great causes of education and long term poverty alleviation.
He said that Waseela-e-Taleem Programme has been envisioned to promote education among children belonging to downtrodden segment of society and help them out in breaking the vicious circle of poverty. The guests were shown the steps of the BISP Debit Card distribution system and elaborated the role of BISP partner organizations, ie, banks and National Database Registration Authority (NADRA).
World Bank representatives along with BISP Officials visited Channar Memon Goth School at Thatta and BDC replacement center at Gulistan-eJohar Karachi and took keen interest in the operations of the BISP and personally interviewed a large number of BISP beneficiaries to understand their socio-economic background and challenges being faced by BISP beneficiaires.—NNI

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