Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today chaired a meeting on Benazir Income Support Programme

December 08, 2017

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today chaired a meeting on Benazir Income Support Programme at Prime Minister’s Office. 
The meeting was attended by Chairperson BISP Ms. Marvi Memon, Secretary to Prime Minister Mr. Fawad Hasan Fawad, Secretary BISP Mr. Omar Hamid Khan and senior officers of BISP. 
The Prime Minister was briefed about various initiatives being undertaken under the umbrella of BISP including the unconditional cash transfer program and the Waseela-i-Taleem program that has so far benefited 5.6 million families and 1.8 million children respectively.


The Prime Minister was informed that the international community, donors and developmental partners including ADB, WB and DFID have reposed confidence on the transparency and effectiveness of the program in reaching out to the poorest of the poor and helping them break shackles of poverty. 


The meeting was informed that after successful completion of Pilot Phase in four districts and Door-to-Door survey in ten districts, National Socio-economic Registry (NSER) survey would be rolled out in the remaining districts of the country in February 2018 and would be completed by May 2018. 
The Prime Minister directed BISP to chalk out a comprehensive graduation strategy enabling and equipping the cash grantees to earn their own livelihoods. 


The Prime Minister also approved a proposal for setting up of the Endowment Fund for the BISP that would ensure fiscal continuity in lean budgetary periods and would act as a catalyst in generating income for supporting various development schemes on fund structure.
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