820,165 undeserving beneficiaries removed from BISP list: Dr. Sania Nishtar.


ISLAMABAD -- Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar Thursday announced that names of 820,165 undeserving beneficiaries were struck off from the list of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) as their standard of living was above the criteria set for the poor people. Addressing a press conference, she said that the decision to remove the names from the BISP list had been taken after the approval of the federal cabinet. During the criteria review, she said, some aspects were looked into, for example, it was ascertained whether the family of a beneficiary had any motorcycle or car or whether a spouse was a government employee. Out...

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