PR No.116 Islamabad

President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Benazir Income Support Programme is playing an important role in eradicating poverty and its services are being acknowledged at international level.

The President said this during a briefing by Ms. Marvi Memon, Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme wherein he was apprised about the survey being conducted for National Socio Economic Registry (NSER) update here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Thursday. The briefing was also attended by senior officials.

The President stated that the government is committed to provide best facilities to the people and in this regard Prime Minister National Health Insurance and interest free loan schemes are playing an important role. He added that the foremost priority of the government is eradication of poverty.

The President stated that facts and figures being collected under NSER  project will aid in formulating an effective policy and the needy will get his due right.  He added that these facts and figures will also be helpful to other institutions and organizations of the government.

President Mamnoon Hussain stated that BISP is an institution of international standard and Ms Marvi Memon and her team is working in the right direction.  He underscored that all aspects should be considered during the completion of NSER project.  The President emphasized that transparency should be ensured by utilizing the modern technology. The President called for expanding the scope of Benazir Income Support Programme to marginalized areas to eliminate poverty.