A delegation of Social Welfare Fund (SDF) of Yemen is on five-day visit to Pakistan to study the Social Protection Model of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) which is serving the most challenged and marginalized segments to the society particularly the women.
On the conclusion of the visit, the Secretary Benazir Income Support programme Amer Ali Ahmed held a wrap-up secession with the visiting delegation.
The Ambassador of Yemen Mohammad Motahar Alashbi also accompanied the delegation during wrap-up meeting.
While addressing the delegation, the Secretary BISP said that such study visits help both sides to share experiences and ideas and learn from each other.
Amer Ali Ahmed informed the visiting delegates that the day they arrived in Pakistan, disbursement of Benazir Kafaalat tranche was also stated by Benazir Income Support Programme.
The Sectary informed the delegation that Rs 81 billion are being disbursed to nine million deserving families in a quarterly tranche which is in itself a daunting task.
The Secretary BISP further said that Pakistan and Yemen are two brotherly countries and enjoy close cordial relationship. He also welcomed any proposal and suggestion from the Yemeni delegation, for improving the services rendered to the deserving women by the BISP.
The Yemeni delegation expressed gratitude to Secretary BISP and his team for hospitality and the opportunity to study such a vast and comprehensive programme of social protection and women empowerment.
The ambassador said that exchange study visits and sharing of information and experiences is always fruitful.
Motahar Alashbi said that BISP is a fantastic model of social safety cover for marginalized and vulnerable segments. He hoped to continue exchange of such visits.
This study visit was organized with the Cooperation of World Bank.