No proposal to increase allocations for Waseela-e-Haq, Waseela-e-Rozgar schemes

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid on Friday informed the Senate there is no proposal under consideration to increase allocations for Waseela-e-Haq and Waseela-e-Rozgar schemes under Benazir Income Support Program (BISC).


During the question hour in the Upper House, the minister said it was decided at a Board meeting during 2013 to stop both the schemes as lot of discrepancies were unearthed in these schemes.

“These schemes were actually meant for the poor but were not properly utilized,” he said.

While answering questions on behalf of the Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Zahid Hamid also informed the House that the cases of 15 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are under process for registration.

The minister said that the economic affairs division is processing these cases while the documents of 15 local NGOs receiving foreign contributions have been circulated among stakeholders for seeking views.

Zahid Hamid also explained to the House that the economic affairs division has limited mandate as it registers only NGOs receiving foreign contributions under policy for regulation of organizations receiving foreign contributions.

When asked about regulating the NGOs working in the country, the minister said that economic affairs division only deals with the Pakistani NGOs which receive foreign funding.

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