Karachi: Pakistan People’s Party, Member National Assembly Dr Azra Pechoho hailed BISP for bringing positive socio-economic impacts on millions of poor people. He vowed to eliminate the poverty from the society. He said that Benazir Income Support Programme was launched in line with the vision of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto. And Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto wanted to empower the poor.
While speaking on the occasion Zafarullah Khan Somroo Director General Benazir Income Support Programme SINDH informed the audience that Waseela-e-Haq initiative is basically designed to promote self-employment among women beneficiaries or their nominees to improve their livelihood.
It offers Rs.300, 000 long term interest free financial assistance to randomly selected beneficiary families, to be recovered in 15 years is issued without any collateral. He said the government had started helping deserving people in education, health, insurance and introduced insurance scheme for the widows who lost their bread earners.
Zafarullah Somroo highlighted outstanding features of the programme. He disclosed that more than 7 million poor families are receiving financial help in line with the programme. He said that the basic theme of BISP is to empower the women and to exterminate the poverty from the country and this programme was started to fulfil the revelation of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto.
He said the programme is being upgraded to assist maximum people in highly effective way. He said the women who acquired the cheques underwent training programme. The beneficiary women were provided special training in order to enable them to begin their businesses.
He further added that BISP to distribute cash grants amongst the poor of eligible BISP families through “Benazir Cards” throughout the country in contribution with the Banks instead of post offices to avoid delays and other complaints in the present delivery mechanism. BISP was directed to adopt more efficient and technologically advanced mechanism of delivering BISP funds through the BC.
Sohail Ahmed Khero, Director Nawabshah explained the various initiatives of BISP i.e. Waseela-e-Haq, Waseela-e-Sahat, Waseela-e-Rozgar as well as Waseela-e-Taleem which are designed to uplift the living standards of poor and to enable them to achieve financial self-sustainability.
BISP has introduced numerous revolutionary steps to bring about a socio-economic change in the society and to eliminate poverty from the country on long term basis. He said that BISP has introduced modern delivery mechanisms i.e. Mobile Phone banking and Smart Cards to ensure transparent and effective disbursement of financial assistance among the beneficiary families.
In the Last Dr. Azra Pechoho, MNA, PPP, Aftab Zardari, Zafarullah Khan Somroo DG BISP Sindh, Pervaiz Iqbal Director HQ Sindh and Sohail Ahmed Khero, Director Nawabshah distributing Cheque amongst the Beneficiaries under Waseela-e-Haq Scheme of Benazir Income Support Programme.
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