GILGIT, Dec 20 (APP): Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon on Sunday said a special committee has been constituted to provide legal rights to people of Gilgit Baltistan (GB).
Addressing BISP beneficiaries here she said that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has tasked Sartaj Aziz to supervise the committee which would work out recommendations for protecting legal rights of the people of the region according to their aspirations.
She also lauded GB government for taking proactive steps for the development and prosperity of the region.
She said the present government was taking maximum measures for the development and promoting the culture of the GB.
Marvi said the BISP served as social safety net and leading upholding self-respect the respect of people. The literacy rate in the region was encouraging but there was always a room for improvement as a number of children are still deprived of education.
She said those women who have not yet got the money under the BISP should check their particulars with the nearby designated offices to avail the facility.
She said on the directions of the Prime Minister, the government would give interest-free loans to the 24,000 women in GB.
She asked the women to properly utilize the money they got under the BISP programme for better nutrition of their children besides spending it on households.
Provincial Minister for Works Dr Iqbal appreciated the BISP chairperson for taking interest in provision of relief to the poor.
He said she had always worked for the welfare of the underdeveloped areas, adding the BISP would go a long way in empowering womenfolk.