BISP completes 97% cash relief disbursement among flood affectees: Kundi


ISLAMABAD, Nov 19 (DNA): Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on
Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Faisal Karim Kundi has said that
over ninety-seven percent of the flood-affected population has so far
been provided with financial assistance.

Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, he said that an amount
of Rs 25,000 per family is being provided to the flood-affected families
in a transparent way, and out of 2,759,601 families 2,687,926 have
received financial assistance. He reaffirmed the government’s strong
commitment to fully rehabilitate the flood-affected people

He said Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) is planning to launch a
dynamic survey from 15 December to register more deserving families
affected recently by devastating floods.

He said an MOU in this regard has been signed with National Database and
Registration Authority (NADRA). He said beneficiaries of BISP are 8.2
million which would rise to around nine million after this survey.

He said world leaders have acknowledged the positive role of Pakistan
during Sharm El-Sheikh Climate Change Conference.