The newly appointed Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Security, Shazia Marri, said that Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) will reinstate names of beneficiaries, who were disqualified by Ehsaas Program to receive stipend of Rs. 14,000 under the Ehsaas Kafalat Program.
“The names of those BISP beneficiaries who were declared ineligible to receive cash assistance on the basis of several different factors during the previous government’s tenure would be reviewed and efforts will be made to reinstate them into the programme” said Shazia Marri in a video statement. Furthermore, she requested these people to submit their Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) number by sending an SMS to 8171.
بے نظیر اِنکم سپورٹ پروگرام کا انقلابی اقدام۔— BISP (@bisp_pakistan) April 23, 2022
وفاقی وزیر و چیئر پرسن شازیہ مری کا نکالے گئے ساڑھے آٹھ لاکھ افراد کو دوبارہ پروگرام میں شامل کرنے پر غور۔ pic.twitter.com/0wOnOkmQYA
According to Dr Sania Nishtar, who served as the Special Assistant to Former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Poverty Alleviation and Social Security, said that 820,165 households were barred from receiving cash assistance under the Ehsaas Kafalat Program for several reasons.
ہم نے دسمبر2019 میں ڈیٹا اینالیٹکس کی مدد سےBISPکی فہرست میں 820,165گھرانوں کی نشاندہی کی جن میں سرکاری ملازمین، ٹیکس دہندگان، گاڑیوں کے مالکان، بیرون ملک سفر کرنے والے لوگ شامل تھے۔ یہ سب سماجی تحفظ وظائف کیلیئے اہل نہیں تھے اس لیئے ان کو فہرست سے خارج کیا گیا۔1/2 pic.twitter.com/aK88uTN6U6— Senator Dr Sania Nishtar (@SaniaNishtar) April 23, 2022
This list included the names of individuals who are government employees, taxpayers, car owners, and people who have travelled abroad. It is pertinent to mention that the move was made to ensure that only the most deserving people are included in the Ehsaas Kafalat Program.
Ehsaas Program to be Renamed as BISP
It is pertinent to mention that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had announced to rename the Ehsaas Kafalat Program back to the original Benazir Income Support Program (BISP). The announcement was made during this first address as Prime Minister of Pakistan at the National Assembly.
Newly elected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif announces to restore the renaming of the original name of Benazir Income Support Program #BISP including adding and improvising its scope and allocations. pic.twitter.com/y7REwBPX4b— Pakistan Peoples Party – PPP (@PPP_Org) April 11, 2022
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