Marvi Memon ensures that justice would be done to Balochistan in new poverty survey of Benazir Income Support Programme

Karachi, May 09, 2016 (PPI-OT):Development is government’s core agenda. The leadership pays no heed to the baseless accusations as serving the public is more important than wasting time in futile blame games. BISP under directions of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar would ensure that Balochistan gets equity in the new poverty survey.

This is possible only if remote areas of Balochistan are covered well in the new survey. This was stated by Minister of State and Chairperson BISP MNA Marvi Memon while addressing a gathering of elected members of local bodies, notables and BISP beneficiaries at Turbat in Balochistan.

Chairperson BISP’s visit is part of beneficiary outreach campaign just ahead of the launch of pilot phase of National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER) update. In this connection, she had already visited Sukkur, Jacobabad, Naseerabad, Dera Murad Jamali and Qila Saifullah earlier this month.

Responding to the queries at press club, Chairperson stated that deserving women left out in the previous survey conducted in 2010 under last government would be covered in the re-survey. BISP would make sure that no deserving remains deprived of financial assistance from BISP as Balochistan is on the priority.

She also briefed the local folk about new payment mechanism and complimentary initiatives of BISP. She further added that being the directory of real poor, updated NSER would be an asset for all. Updated NSER would contribute towards effective policy making and better targeted programs as the incumbent government believes in work and serving people is its mandate.

BISP will initiate resurvey by middle of this year in fifteen districts and a tribal agency namely Mirpur (AJK), Charsadda, Lakki Marwat, Haripur (KPK), Chakwal, Layyah, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur (Punjab), Jacobabad, Sukkar, Thatta (Sindh), Gilgit (Gilgit-Baltistan), Qila Saifullah, Kech, Nasirabad (Balochistan) and Mohammad Agency (FATA). After completion of the pilot phase, national roll out of resurvey will start in January 2017.

For more information, contact:
Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP)
F-Block, Pak Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Call Center: +92-51-800-26477