BISP distributes over 65 billion rupees among 2,603,881 flood affected families

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KARACHI, OCT 12 (DNA) — Financial aid of Rs.25000 under Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Cash Assistance, through Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), has been extended to flood affected families in the flood hit areas of Pakistan and so far a total of Rs.65,097,025,000 have been disbursed among 2,603,881 affected families under this programme.

In this regard special payment centers have been established by BISP in the flood affected areas throughout the country, and till to date total of 201,230 affected families have received Rs.5,030,750,000 in Balochistan; 1,787,027 families have received Rs.44,675,675,000 in Sindh; 294,858 families have received Rs. 7,371,450,000 in KP, 320,324 families have received Rs.8,008,100,000 in Punjab and 442 families have Rs11,050,000 in Gilgit Baltistan, respectively.

Ms. Shazia Marri the Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety / Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has stressed upon the concerned staff to ensure PM’s Cash relief and all other disbursements to BISP beneficiaries in a very transparent manner. She further has dir3ected to deal females in kindest manner and fully cooperate and facilitate these beneficiaries in their respective regions.

BISP urges affected families to forward their CNIC number to 8171 for registration to Flood Relief Cash Assistance program and if they are found eligible, these candidates will get a sms to visit nearby campsite and receive their payment. A control Room has also been established at Benazir Income Support Programme headquarters with cells at provincial level to ensure smooth payments. =DNA