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Various Ministries/organizations of United Arab Emirates pledges full support for Benazir Income Support Programme

Abu Dhabi: Various ministries and organizations working in the social sector of United Arab Emirates (UAE, on behalf of UAE government, have shown their agreement to take various measures aiming to enhance support base for Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP).

This agreement came during different meetings of Madame Farzana Raja, Federal Minister and Chairperson BISP, with His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, H.E Mariam Mohammad Khalfan al Roumi UAE Minister for Social Welfare and His Excellency Hazza Mohammed Falah Al Qahtani, Director- General of the UAE Office for the Coordination of Foreign Aid.

Madame Farzana Raja, during these meetings, presented details of the various initiatives of BISP and underlined the significance of developing human and social development sectors and said that development of these sectors would lead to economic growth and betterment of the lot of the poor and vulnerable people of society.

During her meeting with Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the Chairperson BISP termed it imperative to think globally and act as a universal family so that the needs of deprived strata of society could be catered effectively.

She briefed His Highness about the various pro-poor initiatives undertaken by BISP. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan appreciated the trail blazing role played by BISP towards providing sustenance to the poor and assured of his fullest support to Pakistan and BISP.

Meanwhile, Madame Farzana Raja also held a meeting with Ms Mariam Mohammad Khalfan al Roumi, UAE Minister for Social Welfare. She thanked the Minister and acknowledged the support of the government and people of UAE in all trying circumstances. Ms Mariam Mohammad on the occasion stated that both countries are friends and brothers and for UAE people Pakistan is like a second home.

She appreciated the work of BISP and promised that she, in her capacity as member of Cabinet, would write a recommendatory letter to all UAE funds and humanitarian agencies/NGOs for extending support to BISP in service of the millions of deserving families of Pakistan.

Earlier, the Chairperson also met with Hazza Mohammed Falah Al Qahtani, Director-General of the UAE Office for the Coordination of Foreign Aid. Mr. Hazza assured Madame Farzana Raja that in his capacity as the Director General of OCFA, he would advise the government and the different large humanitarian funds to support BISP in its various initiatives.

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

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