WB ap­plauds BISP for waseela-e-taleem role

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

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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