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Flood: BISP disburses Rs. 25 billion

ISLAMABAD: Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has so far distributed Rs.25,041,000,000 among 1,001,640 flood affected families in a transparent manner across the country.

An amount of Rs 25,000 per family is being provided to the flood affected families of Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab under Flood Relief Cash Assistance.

In Balochistan, 127,567 flood affected families have received Rs 3,189,175,000; 600,150 families have received Rs.15,003,750,000 in Sindh; 122,882 families have received Rs.3,072,050,000 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 151,041 families of Punjab have received Rs.4,027,000,000.

On Friday, 9,120 flood affected families received cash assistance from different campsites established in flood hit areas of Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.

A control room has been established at Benazir Income Support Program headquarters to ensure smooth payments.

Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety and Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), Shazia Marri Friday said BISP was on the forefront in extending optimum support to poor and vulnerable segments in the country.

Since the launch of Benazir Kafaalat Programme, Rs. 1.309 trillion had been disbursed to 7.9 million beneficiaries, she said and added Rs. 40 billion had been disbursed to 8.04 million children under Benazir Taleemi Wazaif.

She pointed out Rs. 20.5 billion had been disbursed for 92003 Benazir Undergraduate Scholarships and Rs. 833 million had been disbursed to 196,989 beneficiaries under Benazir Nashonuma Programme.

Currently Benazir Nashonuma Programme is operational in 29 districts and more Facilitation Centers are being established in other districts of the county to address the issue of stunting growth among pregnant, lactating women and their children of under
2-year of age.

Shazia Marri appreciated the role of the World Bank, as a major development partner in providing continuous and valuable support to BISP for strengthening the social protection system in Pakistan.

“We have to take the provinces and federating units on-board to ensure that we are not leaving anyone behind in providing assistance to flood affected families across the country,” she added. | YouTube Channel

Sania Jamali

Sania Jamali, who studied Media in UAE, is associated with since its inception (2015) mostly reporting International Politics.