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Benazir Income Support Programme is practical expression of Peoples Party slogan “Roti, Kapra aur makan”

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Karachi, August 15, 2012 (PPI-OT): Dr Abdul Wahid Soomro, MNA, Pakistan People’s Party, said that Roti kapra and makan reflected the revolutionary socialist policies of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. He said this while addressing the cheques distribution ceremony of the Waseela-e-Haq Scheme of BISP here in DC Office Thatta.

During the ceremony, 17 womens head of deserving families from thatta were awarded cheques of Rs. 1.5 Lac each of 2nd Installment under the Waseela-e-Haq Scheme. Who has already running their business successfully.

Dr Abdul Wahid soomro, MNA said that BISP is practical manifestation of PPP’s slogan of “Roti, Kapra aor makan” and it is serving the masses irrespective of their color, cast, creed, religion and political affiliations.

He praised BISP for bringing positive socio-economic impacts on millions of poor people. He said that Benazir Income Support Programme was launched in line with the vision of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto wanted to empower the poor. He also said that BISP should continue efforts for helping poor families.

While addressing at the distribution ceremony Mr Zafarullah Khan Soomro, Director General SINDH said that Waseela-e-Haq initiative is basically designed to promote self-employment among women beneficiaries or their nominees to improve their livelihood.

It offers Rs.300, 000 long term interest free financial assistance to randomly selected beneficiary families, to be recovered in 15 years is issued without any collateral. Government had started helping deserving people in education, health, insurance and introduced insurance scheme for the widows who lost their bread earners.

He further said that interest free loan to the Beneficiaries for initiating their own business under Benazir Income Support Programme would not only improve the socio economic condition of the beneficiaries but it also opens a new vista of economic development in the country.

He further said that BISP has introduced Waseela-e-Sehet, Waseela-e-Rozgar and other schemes which are helpful in improving the lives of marginalized segment of the society.

Mr Abdul Majeed Soomro, Director Hyderabad Division said that Basic theme of BISP is to empower the women and to exterminate the poverty from the country and this programme was started to fulfill the revelation of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto.

The programme is being upgraded to assist maximum people in highly effective way. The beneficiary women were provided special training in order to enable them to begin their businesses.

During the ceremony, Dr Abdul Wahid Soomro, MNA, Mr Zafarullah Soomro, DG BISP SINDG, Mr Imtiaz Ahmed Qureshi, Information Secretary, PPP, Dr Hafeez Ahmed Sial, DC Thatta, Mr Majeed Soomro, Director Hyderabad and Mr Shafquat Ali, Media Officer BISP SINDH distributed the cheques amongst the Beneficiairies.

For more information, contact:
Shafquat Ali
Assistant Media Officer.
Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) – Sindh
Cell: +92333 239 4466
Tel: 021-99251510

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