Wednesday, December 24, 2008
LARKANA: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah along with Federal Minister and Benzair Income Support Programme (BISP) ChairwomanFarzana Raja launched the support programme on Tuesday at Garhi Khuda Buksh.
Shah spoke at the occasion, saying that it was Benazir’s dream and mission to support the poor women in Pakistan.
He said with the launching of the BISP a check of Rs 2,000 would be delivered to destitute women every two months.
He said Benazir’s dream that the women of Pakistan are financially looked after would be realised with this programme. An estimated 5.5 million poor women would benefit from the programme every month throughout the country, he said. Shah went on to say that the BISP was launched on of President Asif Ali Zardari’s orders.
Youth training: The chief minister said 18,000 educated youth were being trained in different trades in the province of Sindh, and were being paid between Rs 3,000 to 7,000 every month. He said that after they complete their training there would be job opportunities for them both in Pakistan and abroad.
Shah said that poor women would also be provided with developed land. A loan for fertilisers and tractors would be provided to farmers so the per acre yield increases.
He said women’s role in society would increase after they get agriculture land in their names.
BISP Chairperson Farzana Raja also spoke at the occasion and said the needs of the women who are destitute would be traced using the information at local NADRA offices and verifying their computerised identity cards. She said the cheques of money from the programme would then be delivered to their doorsteps.