One million families to get life insurance facility: Farzana

Chairman Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Farzana Raja said on Saturday that one million poor families would get life insurance facility under the BISP and termed it a new year gift from the government to the masses.Addressing a press conference at the local circuit house, she said poverty survey would begin in South Punjab from Sunday and added that health insurance cards would also be given to the poor BISP recepients before June 2011.

To a question on statements from some political parties, she said that all parties should work together to solve the problems of the poor segments of the society.

She said that 150,000 mobile phones have been distributed among the poor families in the first phase in the four districts including Musa Khel, Layyah,Batgram, and Larkana to enable them avail modern mobile phone banking system and get monthly financial assistance in transparent manner.