Islamabad: In the continuation of the measures aimed at economic and social uplift of the poor and destitute of the country, Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) is now all set to launch Waseela-e-Taleem project to promote education among these segments of society.
In this regard, 1 million children of the beneficiary families will be sent to school by April next year in the first phase of the project. Federal Minister and Chairperson BISP, Madame Farzana Raja said this while talking to Chaudhary Abdul Majeed, Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) during a meeting held at BISP Secretariat today.
The recent MoU for launching of Waseela-e-Taleem signed between BISP and Government of AJ and K was the focus of discussion. According to the MoU, a co-responsibility cash transfer programme in AJ and K for provision of primary education to children of beneficiary families is being launched.
PM AJ and K Chaudhray Abdul Majeed thanked Federal Minister and Chairperson BISP Madame Farzana Raja for initiating Waseela-e-Taleem Programme in AJ and K on priority basis. He said that BISP is playing key role to empower women, youth and children of the country.
Waseela- e-Taleem will play an important role in promotion of education in AJ and K, he added. PM AJ and K assured Chairperson BISP of relentless support of the Government of AJ and K to make the programme a success.
Madame Farzana Raja appreciated the support of PM AJ and K for playing major role in expediting the process of making this MoU possible. She said that BISP is a national asset and will keep on serving the deprived segments of the society indiscriminately, all over the country.
It should be noted that Waseela-e-Taleem MoUs have already been signed between BISP and governments of Sindh, Gilgit Baltistan and Khyber Pukhtoonkhawa whereas the MoUs with governments of Punjab and Baluchistan are planned to be signed soon.
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