BISP aims helping Balochistan's poor women: Marvi

QUETTA, July 02 (APP): Minister of State and Chairperson, Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), Ms. Marvi Memon has said that BISP aimed to help poor women of Balochistan in order to make them financially independent and part of mainstream life.

She said this while addressing a gathering of BISP’s beneficiary women in Dalbandin, the district headquarters of Chagai district, on Saturday.

She was accompanied by Director General, BISP Balochistan, Abdul Rauf and other officials.

She said “BISP has been playing significant role in poverty eradication across the country, especially in backward areas by financially helping poor women who were registered under BISP program and regularly got their stipend”. She said that she would take stern action against those who would be involved in embezzlement of stipend of BISPs beneficiary women.

In reply to a question, the Minister of State said that she would fulfill the task what Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif and Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar have assigned her.

I was assigned task to implement BISP in letter and spirit so that maximum number of poor segments of the society could become beneficiaries of the program, she said.

She said there was poverty in Chagai district and added that new survey would be started in the region to register more women under BISP. She said the government had been taking solid measures to provide financial assistance and technical training to women.