International Women’s day: BISP played historic role in women empowerment: Marvi

Published: March 8, 2016
Says programme gives 5.2m poor women quarterly stipends of Rs4,700. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Says programme gives 5.2m poor women quarterly stipends of Rs4,700. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: State Minister and Chairperson Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), Marvi Memon on the occasion of International Women’s Day said that the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has played a historic role in women empowerment.

She said that by giving 5.2 million poorest of the poor women quarterly stipends of Rs4,700, BISP was the largest stakeholder in women empowerment in Pakistan and a role model organisation being followed in many developing countries.

Marvi said 2016 would be a historic year for BISP for many reasons. The actual game changer for women empowerment from BISP platform would be BISP e-commerce in 2016 which would give market access to women-made products through online systems.

Moreover, a fresh survey will be conducted this year to update demographics of the real poor before 2018 and assist all governments in targeting programmes for poverty reduction, Marvi said.

She said that by transiting to biometrics and more payment points, BISP would finally have a handle over the middlemen who charge fee from illiterate women to help them draw stipend from ATMs.

Marvi said that BISP’s 45,000-strong beneficiary committees were the largest women empowerment platform which would increase financial social empowerment, decrease violence in society and give confidence.

Moreover, BISP role was historic with its contribution to million children enrolment and PM National Health Insurance Scheme.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 8th, 2016.

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  • SM Farid Uddin Akhter
    Jul 19, 2016 - 2:50PM

    Taking more loan is empowerment for political Corrupt not for Rural Poorer but NGO owner and their donor make this Flattery, Treachery government officials follow them being share cropper of corrupt.

    Who Is Responsible To Rescue The NGO Labor
    NGO owner monster, fraudster,
    Development worker slaver
    Jointly generate disaster for poorer
    And mass people are undone, sufferer.
    Unfortunately authority deaf and dumb
    So called donor or their local agent praised by some leader
    Nation caged to so called donor and leader
    Civil society! That’s act like a beggar.
    Nation to utter – Alas!
    Where our savior?Recommend

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