Imran wants to create anarchy in country: Shazia Marri.

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation & Social Safety and Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Shazia Marri on Wednesday said Imran Khan was a self-centered person who only wanted create anarchy in the country.

Addressing a news conference here, she said the incumbent government wanted all the political parties to join hands to bring the country out of the economic crisis created by the previous government.

She said BISP, a programme initiated by former president Asif Ali Zardari in 2008, under the vision of former Prime Minister Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, had acclaimed recognition at an international level.

The programmes launched without any vision did not achieve success, she added.

The minister said the former chairperson of the programme Sania Nishtar just to please her leader, removed over 0.8 million beneficiaries from the BISP without giving them a right to appeal.

She said for the ease of beneficiary women of BISP, it had been decided to adopt a new mechanism of payment to them. The beneficiaries now would not have to stand in long ques for their financial assistance,she added.

She said after a number of meetings with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and some other private banks, it had been decided that the beneficiaries would have now their own bank accounts in which they would receive their payments directly. Initially the system would be launched under pilot project however, if it attain success it would expanded to the whole country.

The minister said the method of payment would also allow beneficiaries to save some of their amount in the banks which would not only help in financial inclusion of women but also increase their financial literacy. The already registered beneficiaries would not have to get involved in banking process, their transfer to bank accounts would be the responsibility of BISP.

Shazia Marri said the country was currently facing multiple...

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