MULTAN: Pakistan is a friendly country and the United Kingdom wants it to get its due place in the comity of nations. The friendship between the two countries will strengthen further in future.
These views were expressed by British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew while addressing a ceremony at Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) divisional office in Multan on Friday.
Drew said the people of Pakistan were hard working and the real strength of the country. He added, “Women's role is vital in strengthening the society. Every woman wants her family to become prosperous and children acquire higher education.”
He maintained that BISP Chairperson Marvi Memon was a competent woman and working hard in pursuit of the objective. He declared BISP as a good programme supporting destitute women and lauded the federal and provincial governments for taking steps for success of the programme.
The British high commissioner assured Britain's support and cooperation for BISP. He said that underprivileged children will attend school and it will help brighten the future of Pakistan.
BISP Headquarters Director Shabbir Akbar Zaidi and Divisional Director Sheikh Noor Muhammad briefed the British high commissioner about the BISP. The officials said that 131,229 BISP beneficiaries were getting financial assistance in Multan division. They added that 78,231 beneficiaries had been shifted on BVS system.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 10th, 2018.
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