Marvi Condoles with Tania Khashkheli’s Family – September 19, 2017

Government of Pakistan

Benazir Income Support Programme

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Press Release

September 19, 2017

MARVI CONDOLES WITH TANIA KHASKHELI’S FAMILY

THERE IS ZERO TOLERANCE FOR CORRUPTION IN BISP: MARVI

Minister of State and Chairperson BISP MNA Marvi Memon visited Jhangara Bajara in Sehwan Sharif today to condole with the family of Tania Khaskheli, a teenage girl who was killed by the gangster of the area for refusing to marry him.

She condoled with the family on behalf of Federal Government under the direction of Prime Minister and assured the family of full support from the government. She said that the acts like killing of innocent women are intolerable and the Sindh government must make an example of the killers by bringing them to the justice so that such crimes are never repeated in future. Ms. Marvi was accompanied by MPA Sorath Thebo.

Chairperson BISP also visited Dadu where she held meetings with BISP officials from Larkana Division and beneficiaries to discuss their issues and gather feedback especially regarding complaints of agent mafia and middlemen looting the money of innocent BISP beneficiaries.  She said that BISP is committed to social and financial empowerment of women and there is zero tolerance for any kind of corrupt elements coming in the way of this dedication. She reiterated that it is the responsibility of BISP staff to provide them efficient services and save them from fraudsters.

In Dadu district, there are 95,308 BISP beneficiaries, 22,642 from Dadu tehsil, 28,625 from Johi tehsil, 17,035 from Khairpur Nathan Shah and 27,006 from Mehar tehsil.

She added that new survey for NSER update has been done in Thatta, Sujawal, Sukkur and Jacobabad under pilot phase.  After its completion, national rollout would start in October 2017. Participation from public would be essential for successful completion of survey before mid 2018. She urged the beneficiaries to facilitate the enumerators by providing correct information when the survey teams visit their homes. She highlighted that the new survey is tablet based and there is no survey fee, so public should remain vigilant of the fraudsters.

Chairperson BISP heard the problems of beneficiaries and issued direction to BISP staff to resolve their complaints on priority basis. She also asked beneficiaries to register their complaints on BISP Hotline 0800-26477.