The United Kingdom has reiterated its support to the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) to help the deserving families. The Department for International Development (DFID) has also agreed on a revised memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the BISP Secretariat and the Economic Affairs Division of the Ministry of Finance. UK’s Member Parliament for DFID Desmond Swayne, who is currently visiting Pakistan, said the MoU covered three new agreements.
“It brings forward core financing for the programme and supports the enrolment of 500,000 children of BISP beneficiary families in schools. It also agrees to support beneficiary communication and outreach and use of DFID funds for updating the National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER) which helps verify that all BISP beneficiaries are amongst the poorest people in the country.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 24th, 2015.
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