BISP serving 9.3m families in dignified manner: Dr Saqib

Chairperson says transparency and efficiency of BISP has gathered recognition from its international developmental partners.

ISLAMABAD: Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) Chairperson Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib said BISP is serving 9.3 million families in dignified manner through the compassionate provision of financial support.

He said transparency and efficiency of BISP had gathered recognition from its international developmental partners owing to the program’s credible database and robust payment mechanism.

The chairperson BISP mentioned that within a short span BISP in collaboration with partner organizations and stakeholders had initiated numerous new projects.

Addressing concerns raised during the distribution of quarterly funds under the sponsorship program, where women complained of not receiving the full amount, BISP introduced a new banking system for payments. Initially handled by only two banks, the country has now been divided into 15 clusters, with more than eight banks assigned to reduce complaints of deductions.

Dr Amjad Saqib said BISP had augmented the quarterly installment of Benazir Kafaalat by Rs. 1750 due to rising inflation, resulting in eligible women now receiving Rs. 10,500 per quarter instead of Rs. 8,750. Additionally, the amounts for Taleemi Wazaif and Nashonuma have been increased by Rs. 500 each. Taleemi Wazaif supports 8.3 million children attending schools.

He announced the launch of a modern call center in collaboration with the National Telecommunication Corporation, aimed at providing authentic information related to BISP and promptly addressing grievances. Individuals can contact the call center at 080026477 to register complaints or seek information about the program.

Dr. Saqib added that a saving scheme had been introduced under the Benazir Income Support Program, promoting savings among 150,000 consumers. BISP will contribute an additional forty percent of the gross savings on a quarterly basis. Digital and Financial Literacy training is being provided to women, and a voucher scheme is initiated to provide technical training to children of needy families.

He also mentioned the launch of mobile registration vehicles for the remote areas of Sindh and Balochistan, planning to distribute stipends through these vehicles in the future. Model offices at the tehsil level have been established to% provide comprehensive facilities, including dynamic surveys, program registration, fund disbursement, Nashonuma grants, and prompt resolution of bank or NADRA-related issues.

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