BISP starts disbursement of Rs3.9bn among flood affected families

Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has started disbursement of Rs. 3.9 billion among the most vulnerable flood victims on Monday.

The cash grant, under BISP’s Emergency Relief Plan, is being disbursed through Pakistan Post to enable these helpless victims to rehabitate themslves, Chairperson BISP, Farzana Raja told APP.

BISP would continue its relentless efforts of helping poor and downtrodden segments of the society, she said.

More than six million flood affected individuals are already registered as BISP beneficiaries’ family and identifying them to provide immediate relief is relatively an easy task, she said.

However, more vulnerable families will be provided relief under the plan. The teams comprising NADRA, Pakistan Post and BISP officials are working at provincial and regional headquarters round the clock, she said.

Farzana said that the Programme has announced livelihood cash grant worth Rs. 12000 per family, which will be distributed among the beneficiaries in three monthly installments of Rs 4000 per month.

The President, Asif Ali Zardari has lauded the timely initiatives of the BISP saying that these efforts would be highly instrumental in rehabilitation of the flood victims across the country, she said.

Despite these hectic relief efforts being provided by BISP to most vulnerable flood affectees, The Chairperson said, the poverty survey would be continued as usual to achieve more reliable data of the downtrodden families in the country, maintaining an effective mechanism as a selection criteria to avail assistance under any social safety initiative in the future.