LHC puts BISP chief, govt on notice in widow’s petition

Jannat Firdos Bibi has submitted that she and her seven children are living below the poverty line.


Express January 11, 2012

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has sought a reply from the federal government and Farzana Raja, chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Programme, in a petition seeking financial assistance under the programme.

Jannat Firdos Bibi, a resident of Baghbanpura and a widow, has submitted that she and her seven children are living below the poverty line. She said that she had no money to pay her for her daily expenses and does not have a source of income. Bibi said that she had approached every appropriate forum for financial aid but no one has paid any heed to her problems.

She has requested the court to direct the relevant authorities to provide her financial assistance on a monthly basis under the BISP.

After recording her contentions, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah issued notices to the BISP chairperson and the federal government for reply till January 18.

Updated from Print Edition (below):


The LHC on Wednesday sought reply from Farzana Raja, chairperson of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), and federal government on a petition of a widow seeking financial assistance under the programme.

Jannat Firdos Bibi said that she along with her children were living below line of poverty. She said she approached appropriate forums for financial aid but no one helped. Justice Mansoor Ali Shah issued notices to BISP chairperson and federal government for reply till January 18.


Published in The Express Tribune, January 12th, 2012.

COMMENTS (1)

intizar zaidi | 9 years ago | Reply

What a lousy decision. Should direct the government to cut military budget and redirect to erase poverty and disease.

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