GILGIT: The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) has started its survey for the Benazir Income Support Program in parts of Gilgit, sources said on Tuesday.
They said that Nadar-1 is the first place where survey teams have started collecting data as per the requirements of the data forms.
“The survey will be launched in the rest of Gilgit-Balitistan (G-B) shortly,” an official of the foundation added.
Earlier this month the government had sublet the task of conducting the survey in G-B to AKRSP because of its credibility in the field of community development and their role in poverty reduction.
The other reason for assigning the task to AKRSP, a government official said, was because of the organisation’s reach in the area. The organisation had been working in this part of the world since the early 80s.
“Even though this is a huge task, we will complete it within two months,” an official of the AKRSP said.
“We have prepared teams to do the task accurately and within the stipulated time,” he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 27th, 2010.