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Chairperson BISP calls on Speaker National Assembly
Friday, 15th March, 2019

Islamabad 15th March 2019; Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that helping poor and needy people is our religious and national obligation and those who are participating in this selfless service to humanity are commendable. He expressed these views while talking to Chairperson of BenazirIncome Support Program (BISP) Dr. Sania Nishter, who called on him on Friday at Parliament House.

While appreciating BISP’s services,the Speaker has said that BISP is playing important role in improving the living standards of poor and needy people in the country. Like this program, Model Welfare Villages in all provinces of Pakistan will be established to provide state of the art health, education and recreational facilities to the poor and needy people of Pakistan, he added.  He told that these villages have been named as “Pakistan Welfare Villages” and for establishment of theses villages a consortium has been formed in which more than 50 Welfare institutions are involved and a special taskforce has also been formed for this purpose.

Asad Qaiser appreciated the initiative of present government of establishing shelter homes for the deserving people in different areas of the country and ensured his all-out support for Benazir Income Support Program. While referring his recent visits to Rashidabad at Tando Allah Yar and KORT at Mirpur, Azad Kashmir, the Speaker appreciated the services being given by the institutions established for the destitute and special children by these Welfare organizations.

While appreciating the sentiments of Speaker for the destitute and deprived sections of the society, Chairperson BISP Dr. Sania Nishter ensured her all-out support for the establishment of Model Welfare Villages. She told the Speaker that on instructions of Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Imran Khan she is also working for the special persons beside her work on BISP projects. She apprised the Speaker that BISP is carrying new surveys for deserving people that will be free from any political influence and proper scrutiny of the deserving people will be carried out before issuance of BISP cards.

She said that helping poor and needy people is among the top priorities of the current government and in this regard government is taking necessary steps to further strengthen BISP. On this occasion the Focal Person of Model Villages had given a detailed briefing on the establishment of Model villages to the Chairperson of BISP.