Chairperson BISP Spot checks NSER Survery in Sukkur – August 21, 2017

Government of Pakistan

Benazir Income Support Programme

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Press Release

21st August 2017

CHAIRPERSON BISP SPOT CHECKS NSER SURVEY IN SUKKUR

Minister of State and Chairperson BISP MNA Marvi Memon visited Sukkur today where she spot checked ongoing survey for NSER (National socio Economic Registry) update. She visited houses in Nusrat Colony, Tamachi village and Bagarji where she interacted with families for their feedback regarding NSER survey.

In Sukkur, desk registration was carried out from October 2016 to February 2017 to register households through 113 counters. 178,531 households were registered against the projected caseload of 174,851.  In July 2017, door to door survey has been started to ensure that no household is left unregistered that has surveyed 20,025 households till date.  Data comparison between desk registration and door to door survey will help BISP design a model that will result in a dynamic registry for BISP.

Speaking on the occasion Chairperson said that NSER being first ever demographic directory of Pakistan is a national asset vital for development planning. She added that over the past 4 years BISP has made commendable progress by expanding its net and improving its service delivery. The survey for NSER update is fully automated and technology enabled that is being done on tablets to ensure an error free registry.

Speaking to enumerators, she said that data collection is a sacred responsibility as the data they collect today would form the basis of planning in future. She appreciated enumerators for fulfilling this tiresome job of visiting door to door in scorching heat in a responsible manner.

She also visited village Yar Muhammad Ghumro UC Baghargi where she attended training of forty BISP Beneficiary Committees (BBCs) women leaders. She said that the potential of silent revolution was in the hands of such women leaders who by leading from the front would change life of hundreds of other BISP beneficiaries.

Chairperson BISP visited IBA Sukkur where she interacted with students. Speaking to them she said that youth are harbinger of change and reform. It can empower communities by lending them support and helping them to overcome the difficulties of life. BISP is one such platform that provides direct access to the marginalized women. It is national obligation to help the downtrodden in becoming a fruitful member of society.

She invited them to participate in “University Poverty Graduation Buddy Programme” of BISP that links youth with the poorest vulnerable women of Pakistan with the aim to help them graduate out of poverty .She added that under this partnership, university students would help BISP beneficiaries in identifying their potential, fine tune their abilities and guide them on sustainable solutions to the challenges faced by them.

Talking to media, she said that GT rally depicted the love and respect of people for their leader. PML (N) win in NA 120 polls would prove that public stands with PML (N) and Nawaz Sharif.