ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon has said that around 50,000 BISP beneficiaries have been benefited from Prime Minister’s Interest Free Loan Scheme and are en-route to graduate from poverty.
While interacting with BISP beneficiaries during her visit to Village Ali Bakhsh Rind in Tehsil Bulri Shah Karim of Tando Muhammad Khan, Marvi Memon said that BISP is a unique social safety net that provides dignity, empowerment and meaning of life to its beneficiaries.
Marvi Memon said that besides being a poverty management tool, BISP has special emphasis on poverty graduation as well.
The Chairperson informed the beneficiaries that new survey for National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER) update has been started. She told them to get register themselves when the survey teams visit them.
Marvi Memon further said that BISP is dedicated to the welfare and empowerment of its women that’s why it is shifting its payment mechanism to BVS (Biometric Verification System) for the ease of beneficiaries and to eliminate middleman culture.
Speaking to the media, the Chairperson BISP stated that the provincial governments should focus on development in their respective provinces. She reiterated that the federal government will fulfill its commitment of conducting census on time.
Marvi said that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will gain nothing from holding rallies in Punjab as performance is the only criteria for success. However, she welcomed the decision of Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto to contest elections as their presence in Parliament will strengthen it further.