APP88-02 ISLAMABAD: December 02 - Minister of State and Chairperson BISP, Marvi Memon and Nobel Peace Laureate, Ms. Tawakkol Karman during the event organized under "Sisters in Success" initiative at BISP Secretariat. APP

ISLAMABAD, Dec 2 (APP): Following the best international practices and employing technologically innovative solutions,Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has emerged, within a short span of time, as a model social safety net programme for the world
to follow.
Delegations of different countries like Nigeria and Afghanistan have visited BISP to study the operational procedures of the organization.
This was stated by the Minister of State and Chairperson BISP,MNA Marvi Memon, in her welcome note, during an event organized at BISP Secretariat under “Sisters in Success” initiative.  BISP had invited Nobel Peace Laureate, Ms. Tawakkol Karman as
Chief Guest of the event.  Members of civil society, BISP officials and a large number of
BISP beneficiaries were present on the occasion.
Ms. Tawakkol Karman is a Yemeni journalist, politician and
human rights activist.
She leads the group “Women Journalists without Chains,” which
she co-founded in 2005.
She is a co-recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, becoming
the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman and the second Muslim woman
to win a Nobel Prize and the second youngest Nobel Peace Laureate to
The purpose of the event under “Sisters in Success” initiative
was to provide an opportunity to poor woman beneficiaries for
interaction with the international woman leader which would
encourage them to stand on their feet.
The concept of “Sisters in Success” focuses on international
women leaders joining hands with Pakistani elite women role models
and finally and most importantly, with BISP beneficiary women, who
have risen from poverty.
Soon a grand symposium of such role models will be organized
which will be used for the awareness, empowerment and projection of
the poor beneficiaries of the BISP.
Ms. Tawakkol Karman, during her address, appreciated the
contribution of BISP in the welfare of the marginalized segment of
the society and the fast pace at which the organization is growing.
She encouraged the poor beneficiaries to break the shackles of
poverty by getting advantage of the social and financial assistance
provided by BISP.
She gave them a message of hope and steadfastness which will
help them to come out of the vicious circle of poverty.
Chairperson BISP, on the occasion, said that BISP through cash
transfer and other initiatives aims to give dignity, empowerment and
meaning to the lives of more than 5 million beneficiaries as
envisioned by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
“Sisters in Success” initiative is another step towards
implementing this vision”,she remarked.