PM in­creases BISP stipend to Rs 4,700: Marvi

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

DERA MU­RAD JA­MALI—Min­is­ter of State and Chair­per­son, Be­nazir In­come Sup­port Pro­gramme (BISP), Marvi Me­mon Wed­nes­day said that on the spe­cial in­struc­tions of Prime Min­is­ter, Muham­mad Nawaz Sharif, three-month stipend for women had been in­creased to Rs 4,700 and added that new regis­tra­tion sur­vey was be­ing launched in the dis­tricts of Balochis­tan.

She along with Di­rec­tor Gen­eral, BISP Balochis­tan, Ab­dul Rauf and other of­fi­cials ar­rived in Dera Mu­rad Ja­mali in con­nec­tion with his two-day visit for Balochis­tan, here. She ad­dressed the gath­er­ings of women at BISP Dera Mu­rad Ja­mali of­fice and other ar­eas in­clud­ing Goth Ghu­lam Muham­mad Sarpara, Man­jho Shori and Goth Shaukat Ban­gulzai.

She said, “Ear­lier, quar­terly Un­con­di­tional Cash Trans­fer (UCT), Rs 4,500 was be­ing given to BISP’s reg­is­tered ben­e­fi­cia­ries women,” ad­ding that now on the spe­cial in­struc­tions of Premier Nawaz Sharif, this fi­nan­cial aid had been in­creased to Rs 4,700 quar­terly.

She said that af­ter holy month of Ramzanul-Mubarak, new sur­vey would be started in Nasir­abad, Kech Tur­bat and Qila Sai­ful­lah dis­tricts to bring more women in the net­work of BISP in or­der to ex­tend fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance to max­i­mum num­ber of women.

“Mak­ing women, fi­nan­cial em­power is our mo­tive and the in­cum­bent govern­ment has been pay­ing spe­cial at­ten­tion in this re­gard,” she said. Marvi Me­mon said that BISP had been ex­tend­ing its net­work in Balochis­tan in or­der to get more women reg­is­tered in the pro­gramme so that max­i­mum num­ber of fam­i­lies could get fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance un­der this pro­gramme. “It is the need of hour to mo­bi­lize and make women em­power so that they could play their due role in the de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try,” she added.

She said that on the spe­cial in­struc­tions of Prime Min­is­ter, Nawaz Sharif and Fed­eral Fi­nance Min­is­ter, Muham­mad Ishaq Dar, lists were be­ing com­piled to reg­is­ter max­i­mum num­ber of needy and poor peo­ple un­der BISP. “No doubt, BISP has been help­ing in poverty elim­i­na­tion and im­prov­ing life stan­dard of peo­ple,” she added. Ear­lier, upon her ar­rival in Dera Mu­rad Ja­mali, she was ac­corded a warm wel­come by Ad­vi­sor to Chief Min­is­ter Balochis­tan, Haji Muham­mad Khan Lehri and se­nior of­fi­cials.—APP

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