ISLAMABAD: Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) on Tuesday launched its National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER) survey pilot project in the Killa Saifullah area of Balochistan. The BISP chairperson Marvi Memon, during her address at the launch ceremony stated, “Not a single household in Balochistan will be left out in the BISP National Socio Economic Survey this time”. She added that the present government has taken the initiative of launching a computer based survey instead of a paper one. She explained that other improvements in the survey included a verification through NADRA as well as other agencies. Sharing the success of self-registration approach employed by BISP on a trial basis in the district of Nasirabad, she said that against the estimated households of 31,000 covered during the last door-to-door survey, BISP using the desk approach has registered more than 60,000 households which is a remarkable achievement.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 15th, 2017.