Ms. Farzana Raja condemns the murder of local leader of Pakistan People’s Party, Kot Lakhpat


Islamabad: Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Ms. Farzana Raja has strongly condemned the heinous murder of the office bearer of Pakistan People’s Party UC 7, Ismail Nagar, Kot Lakhpat, Lahore, allegedly by some employees of Pakistan Post. While expressing her deep concern over the incident, she has also asked officials of the Pakistan Post to look into the matter of corrupt practices of the personnel of Pakistan Post in delivery of Money Orders of bi-monthly cash assistance to the registered beneficiary families of BISP.

According to the news reported by various newspapers, Mohammad Arshad, local leader of PPP was allegedly assaulted by the employees of Pakistan Post when he tried to stop them from dubious distribution of the cash grants. The employees of the Pakistan Post, while ignoring the standard prescribed procedure of delivering the cash grants at the door steps of the beneficiary families, were distributing the money at an unauthorized place in connivance with vested interests.

Ms. Farzana Raja, on learning about the sad report, made it clear that BISP is a transparent programme in the social sector of Pakistan aiming to server poor masses of the country. As such any negligence or corrupt practice by employees of the Pakistan Post will not be tolerated. She has already conveyed her directives for prompt action under the law.

Meanwhile, on the directions of Chairperson BISP, Divisional Director Lahore visited the family of the Mohammad Arshad, Secretary UC-7 and offered condolence to the bereaved family on her behalf.

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

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