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Benazir Income Support Programme a pivotal tool for poverty alleviation: Governor Sindh

Karachi, March 07, 2016 (PPI-OT):Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) is playing a vital role in poverty alleviation and women empowerment in Sindh also. The initiation of projects for welfare and well-being of poor and downtrodden is the prime duty of any Government and by implementing them sincerely the goal of poverty reduction could be achieved. Registration of 2.7 million families and provision of financial benefits to 1.8 million families by BISP was very commendable.

Sindh governor Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan said this during a briefing and meeting with beneficiaries of BISP at Governor’s House Thursday. BISP Chairperson MNA Marvi Memon was also present on the occasion. The governor said that the main purpose of this programme was to make women courageous and brave to be able to handle any adverse situation without any fear or panic. It is really a shame that incidents of atrocities on women are reported daily and the reason behind most of such enormity is illiteracy, he added.

Dr Ebad said that lack of education and unawareness in women is very harmful for the entire society as women are foundation of our society and they have the pivotal responsibility of upbringing of children. To be positive and learn from any mishap or difficulty during life is the basic tool for success, he observed.

He said that Government was attaching top priority on promotion of education in the province so as to enhance the literacy rate specially in women. For this very purpose University students have been asked to educate at least one person of their surroundings, he added. Sindh governor lauded the role played by Sughra Solangi and Humaira Bachal in the field of education and becoming a beacon of light for other women of the province. Their story of struggle must be followed by the women to achieve their goals, he added.

He said that they with Marvi Rural Development Organisation and Dream Foundation Trust, respectively have worked tirelessly for which whole society is indebted to the Sindh governor assured all help and assistance to BISP from Sindh government. Memon informed the Governor that 5.2 million families are being provided financial assistance throughout the country under this programme.

For more information, contact:
Syed Wajahat Ali
Advisor to Governor (Higher Education and Media)
Sindh Governor House
Tel: +92-21-99201216-7, +92-21-99201201-3
Email: press@governorsindh.gov.pk
Website: www.governorsindh.gov.pk

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