BISP: Rs850,000 distributed among poor women

Government believes in socio-economic empowerment of women: K-P Women Wing President and MNA Dr Asma Alamgir.

August 01, 2011


Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Women Wing President and MNA Dr Asma Alamgir said on Sunday that the government respects the judiciary and the PPP had rendered more sacrifices than other political parties for its independence.

Addressing a Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) cheque distribution ceremony for poor and needy women here at Bakhsu town, Dr Asma said PPP leaders and workers had rendered matchless sacrifices for the independence of the judiciary, human rights, free media and restoration of undiluted democracy in the country.

She said, “Democracy could certainly deliver for progress and prosperity of Pakistanis if every state organ works under its constitutional ambit.” She said the government believes in socio-economic empowerment of women and special policies and plans have been chalked out to take full advantage of potential of 51 percent of our population.

Later, she distributed cheques worth Rs850,000 among 400 poor and needy families. The recipients of the cheques highly appreciated the BISP and expressed confidence that the amount would be increased in days to come.

MPA Tehmas Khan said PPP believes in provision of basic amenities of life to people at their doorsteps. He said that construction of Benazir Bhutto College and Women University in his constituency would go a long way to help promote women’s education in K-P.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2011.

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