Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) has distributed over Rs. 19 billion through the Prime Minister’s (PM) Flood Relief Cash Program to affected families since August 19 to September 5, 2022.
According to the details, the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) has served 789,631 flood affected families by providing Rs. 25,000 through the Prime Minister’s (PM) Flood Relief Cash Program, which is a total of Rs. 19.74 billion.
Government of Pakistan through the Benazir Income Support Programme has served 789,631 flood affected families by providing 25000 PKR per family since August 19th till today – 5th September. A total of 19.74 billion PKR has been disbursed till today. #FloodsInPakistan pic.twitter.com/GIjDxFfrU3— Benazir Income Support Programme (@bisp_pakistan) September 5, 2022
The floods in Pakistan have affected 33 million people and killed at least 1,314, including 458 children as per the data provided by the Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
The floods have followed record-breaking summer temperatures and the government and the United Nations have both blamed climate change for the extreme weather and the devastation it has brought.
It is pertinent to mention that Ehsaas Program has been reverted back to Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) under the chairmanship of Shazia Marri, while Punjab is starting its own Ehsaas Program under the chairmanship of Former Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Security, Dr Sania Nishtar.