BISP to include every deserving woman in new poverty survey: Marvi

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BISP to include every deserving woman in new poverty survey: Marvi

ISLAMABAD, May 28 (APP): Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) is all set to launch pilot phase of its new poverty survey in 15 districts and a tribal agency after Ramadan followed by national roll out in January 2017.

Minister of State and Chairperson BISP, Marvi Memon said this while visiting Layyah and its adjacent villages of Peer Jogi, Kotla Haji Shah and Chak No. 94 ML on Saturday.

During these visits, MNA Peer Saqlain Shah, MNA Sahibzada Faiz ul Hassan and District President PML (N) Malik Ahmed Ali also accompanied the Chairperson. From Southern Punjab, Layyah is part of pilot phase districts of re survey.

Addressing gatherings of elected members of local bodies,
notables and beneficiaries, Chairperson BISP said under the vision of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Finance Minister Senator IshaqDar, it would be ensured that no deserving woman of Layyah and across the country remains deprived of financial assistance of BISP in contrast to previous survey of 2010 conducted under last government.

The Chairperson said present government was committed to
serving people equally beyond their political affiliations and without any political considerations and added BISP aims to conduct the most accurate and dynamic re survey, utilizing the advanced mechanisms and procedures.

She said to ensure transparency in updation of National Socio Economic Registry (NSER), survey teams will be followed by monitoring teams while no survey forms will be distributed and no fee will be charged.

The Minister urged the poor women to benefit from Prime
Minister’s Loan Scheme to initiate the entrepreneurial activities and become financially independent.

She also apprised them of the E commerce initiative of BISP,
through which the products made by beneficiaries are getting online introduction to the world and which can help improve their financial condition.

As the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is to undergo an open
heart surgery soon, Chairperson BISP, in the village of Peer Jogi, also held a collective prayer for his speedy recovery.
In the celebration of Yaum e Takbeer, Chairperson BISP along with beneficiaries also cut a cake and prayed for the safety, security and peace of the country.