PM increases BISP stipend to Rs 4,700: Marvi
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