PESHAWAR -- The government would soon launch new survey for precise identification of poor people under multifaceted Ehsaas program of PTI Government aimed to alleviate poverty and enhance the socio-economic conditions of an underprivileged segment of the society.
Jan Bahadar, Regional Director, Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) stated this while addressing a function of BISP beneficiaries in connection with an International Poverty Eradication Day here at BISP Tehsil Office.
Director BISP Headquarters, Rasheed Noor, Media Officer BISP Jaweria Qaziand other officials of BISP were present on the occasion.
Jan Bahadar said 2019 national socioeconomic registry (NSER) survey would soon be launched to precisely identify the real poor people in the country including Khyber Pakthunkhwa and merged areas.
Under Ehsaas program, he said, work on 115 policy steps are underway for complete eradication of poverty, elimination of corruption, protection of marginalized and poor, provision of employment opportunities, socioeconomic and human resource development.
To alleviate poverty, the government is focusing on provision of the much needed assistance to poorer, widows, orphans, persons with disabilities, labourers, landless farmers and students.
As per directives of Chairperson BISP Dr Sania Nishtar, he said work on Ehsaas program was underway in Khyber Pakthunkhwa including merged areas with special focus on socio-economic empowerment of poor people through financial assistance under a transparent mechanism.
He said a new Ministry of Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation has been raised under which BISP, Pakistan Baitul Mal and others related departments and organizations were brought under its administrative control for quick service delivery to people.
He said an agreement has been signed with Bank AlFalah to bring further improvement in payment process to BISP beneficiaries.
Launched by Prime Minister Imran Khan on March 27, Ehsaas program was a multifaceted program under which BISP, Pakistan Baitul Mall and Poverty Alleviation Fund besides others relevant departments were brought under its administrative control for quick service delivery.
He said poverty would be significantly reduced in the country including Khyber Pakthunkhwa after completion of Ehsaas program, adding, Amnesty International has praised PTI Govt's flagship Ehsaas program and termed it a landmark pro-poor initiative to eradicate poverty in the country.
The other speakers...