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Flood: Rs. 60B disbursed by BISP

ISLAMABAD: The Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) has so far disbursed Rs. 60,103,775,000 among 2,404,151 flood affected families of Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Gilgit-Baltistan.

On special instructions from Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme, Shazia Marri payment campsites were kept open even on the weekly holiday for smooth disbursement of financial assistance to flood affected families.

In Balochistan 177,565 flood affected families have received Rs 4,439,125,000. 1,670,223 affected families of Sindh have received Rs 41,755,575,000.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 265,746 families have received Rs 6,643,650,000 whereas 290,232 families of Punjab have received Rs 7,255,800,000. In Gilgit-Baltistan 385 flood affected families have also received Rs 9,625,000.

A control room has been established at BISP headquarters to ensure smooth payments.

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M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.