ISLAMABAD, June 19 (APP): Chairperson Benazir Income Support
Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon on Sunday said the government was
sincere in its efforts to eradicate poverty and remain committed to facilitate deserving families across the country.
Talking to PTV news, Chairperson said, “Government wants to
empower women through BISP help to bring them in the mainstream”.
About new BISP survey, she said two step approach was being
adopted to ensure no one would be left unattended. Besides offering people to get them registered, the door to door approach would also be adopted in the new poverty survey for getting accurate and dynamic data, she added.
The pilot phase of the National Socio Economic Registry (NSER)
would cover 16 districts across the country, she said and added this survey was started from this week from Haripur that would cover entire country.
She said BISP was committed to updating NSER that covers
every area of the country keeping in view all the factors like accessibility, terrain and security situation.
Chairperson BISP urged support for the survey teams and
discussed mechanisms for effective re survey.
She also directed the local administration to prepare
detailed account of villages in the area for effective
identification of the poor.
“BISP would test desk approach, on demand survey and
door to door approach in the first phase of the
survey,” she said.
She added that BISP has developed a technology enabled
system to detect major irregularities in the cash transfer and other programmes like Waseela e Taleem.
Record of all the suspicious beneficiaries was confirmed
at two levels, she informed adding that firstly with National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and secondly with manual verification of each beneficiary.
“These beneficiaries would be unblocked subject to
verification and necessary documentary evidence,” she
“I am thankful to Prime Minister and Finance Minister
Ishaq Dar as they increased the funds for the BISP beneficiaries
to tackle the increasing poverty in Pakistan,” she added.
Pakistan is in the right position to move ahead in
terms of economy and development, she said.