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BISP holds prominent position as global leader in Social Protection Programs: Dr. Saqib


ISLAMABAD: Chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib Friday emphasized that BISP holds a prominent position as a global leader in Social Protection Programs.

Addressing a presser, the chairman stated that BISP is serving 9.3 million families in a dignified manner through the compassionate provision of financial support. Dr. Saqib said that the transparency and efficiency of BISP have gathered recognition from its International Developmental Partners, owing to the program’s credible database and robust payment mechanism.

Chairperson BISP mentioned that, within a short span, BISP, in collaboration with partner organizations and stakeholders, 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. Saqib revealed that BISP has augmented the quarterly instalment 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.

Chairperson BISP further 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 informed that a ‘Saving Scheme’ has 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 every quarter. 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.

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