Benazir Kafalat stipend increased up to Rs8,500: Shazia.

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety and Chairperson Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), Shazia Marri on Saturday said that the stipend under the Benazir Kafalat initiative has been increased from Rs7,000 to Rs8,500 after a recent increase of 25% in the BISP fund.

The minister was speaking during the inauguration ceremony of Benazir Dynamic Registry Centre at the BISP District Office Narowal. She was accompanied by the Federal Minister of Planning Development and Special Initiatives, Ahsan Iqbal.

The event was attended by government officials, community leaders, and beneficiaries of the BISP program.

During the inauguration, Shazia Marri introduced Benazir Dynamic Registry to the audience, which evaluates socio-economic conditions on a fluid basis and updates data periodically. The registry is operational at 600 centers across Pakistan, and it benefits over nine million people, Shazia Marri added.

She emphasized that floods and global inflation have changed the economic conditions of people in Pakistan and that the National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER) survey is mandatory for inclusion in the BISP beneficiary list. She urged women to get registered with the NSER survey and thanked Ahsan Iqbal for his support.

Responding to a question from the audience, Shazia Marri stated that BISP is planning to carry out a program based on the discontinued initiative: Waseela-e-Haq. Benazir Income Support Programme is trying to expand its circle. She further stated that the Benazir Income Support Program is recognized as one of the most...

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