BISP trans­form­ing women: Marvi

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

KHUSHAB—Chair­per­son Be­nazir In­come Sup­port Pro­gramme (BISP) Marvi Me­mon has said the gov­ern­ment is com­mit­ted to pro­vide ed­u­ca­tion and im­prove liv­ing stan­dard of women through var­i­ous BISP schemes. Dur­ing a visit to Wasee­lae-Haq Reg­is­tra­tion Cen­ter here on Thurs­day, the chair­per­son said she was vis­it­ing Khushab on the di­rec­tions of Prime Min­is­ter Mu-ham­mad Nawaz Sharif.

She said the BISP data was be­ing used for var­i­ous schemes, in­clud­ing Khid­mat card, health card, stipend for women, while poor seg­ment of so­ci­ety was avail­ing this op­por­tu­nity. She said around 200,000 chil­dren would be en-rolled through a spe­cial en­roll­ment drive un­der “Waseela-e-Taleem Pro­gramme” adding that 10,000 chil­dren out of 16,000 had al-ready been en­rolled in the district, Khushab. The gov­ern­ment was com­mit­ted to ed­u­cate the youth and chil­dren of the coun­try which was the only way for­ward for the best gen­er­a­tion, adding that the PML-N gov­ern­ment was mak­ing all pos­si­ble ef­forts to pro­vide re­lief to the poor, she said.

The BISP would en­roll over two mil­lion chil­dren in schools by the end of this year while 5.2 mil­lion ben­e­fi­cia­ries women were get­ting Rs 4,700 in three months and a stipend of Rs 250 per child for send­ing him to school, she added.

She said a tar­get of 1.3 mil­lion chil­dren had been set for en­roll­ment in schools by the end of this month and urged the women to par­tic­i­pate in var­i­ous BISP schemes be­sides con­tribut­ing in so­ci­ety. She said E-Com­merce pro­gramme had also been ini­ti­ated for fi­nan­cial em­pow­er­ment of BISP ben­e­fi­cia­ries and through the sys­tem prod­ucts of ben­e­fi­cia­ries would be avail­able on­line which would also be rec­og­nized in­ter­na­tion­ally, the chair­per­son said.

Marvi Me­mon said a new com­put­er­ized sur­vey was be­ing con­ducted across the coun­try for more trans­parency in the BISP cards af­ter which an en­roll­ment of de­serv­ing women will be more au­then­tic. Later, she at­tended a work­ers con­ven­tion at the PML-N Sec­re­tariat Jo­har Abad where Sen­a­tor Dr Ghous Muham­mad Ni­azi, MNA Ma­lik Shakir Bashir Awan and other of­fice bear­ers of the party were also present.—APP

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