Fehmida distributes 46 cheques to the Waseela-e-Haq Scheme Beneficiaries

Karachi, June 27, 2012 (PPI-OT): Pakistan People’s Party, Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza said that systems are being developed for poor families through BISP. She praised BISP for bringing positive socio-economic impacts on millions of poor people. She vowed to eliminate the poverty from the society. She 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. She also said that BISP should continue efforts for helping poor families.

Dr Fehmida Mirza, Speaker National Assembly congratulated Madame Farzana Raja Federal Minister and Chairperson BISP as well as DG, BISP, Sindh Region for running BISP in Transparent Manner. She also said that Benazir Income Support Programme is eradicating poverty from the country and this Programme is not limited to only one political party but is serving the genuine beneficiaries all over Pakistan without any discrimination.

Zafarullah Khan Soomro, Director General SINDH said 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. Government had started helping deserving people in education, health, insurance and introduced insurance scheme for the widows who lost their bread earners.

He further said that interest free loan to the Beneficiaries for initiating their own business under Benazir Income Support Programme would not only improve the socio economic condition of the beneficiaries but it also opens a new vista of economic development in the country.

He also said that More than 6 million poor families are receiving financial help in line with the programme. Basic theme of BISP is to empower the women and to exterminate the poverty from the country and this programme was started to fulfill the revelation of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto. The programme is being upgraded to assist maximum people in highly effective way. The beneficiary women were provided special training in order to enable them to begin their businesses.

For more information, contact:
Shafquat Ali
Assistant Media Officer.
Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) – Sindh
Cell: +92333 239 4466
Tel: 021-99251510

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