Marvi Spot Checks Ongoing Survey in Thatta and Sujawal – October 15, 2017

Government of Pakistan

Benazir Income Support Programme

Press Release

October 15th, 2017

MARVI SPOT CHECKS ONGOING BISP SURVEY IN THATTA AND SUJAWAL

Thatta: Minister of State and Chairperson BISP MNA MarviMemon visited Thatta and Sujawal today where she spot checked the ongoing BISP survey for National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER) update at Makli and Kalakot.

In Thatta and Sujawal, BISP door to door survey is about to close. Door to door survey that started early this year covered all the 5 tehsils, 34 union councils of Thatta and 4 tehsils, 29 Union Councils of Sujawal. Survey in Thatta was conducted by BISP partner firm AASA CONSULTING, that has surveyed 345436 households against the estimated caseload of 2704196.

While interacting with enumerators and public for their feedback, Chairperson said that the data collected through this survey is vital for the development planning, so no compromise will be made on quality of data. She added that by completing this high-tech survey on an apolitical basis, the incumbent government will not only render valuable service for the poorest of the country but will provide a model to the world to follow. She urged them to provide the correct information about their households.

Chairperson BISP visited homes in UC Kalakot, UC Gujjo, Village MuradMemon and Village Kenjhar Lake where she inspected the survey receipts and counter checked the information of the household with BISP database. Speaking on the occasion, she said that BISP survey for NSER update is top-notch and exemplary as the data is being collected through technology enabled tablets . The performance and coverage quality is ensured through a Visual Monitoring Coverage Assurance (VMCA) system developed by BISP MIS (Management Information System) system that monitors universal coverage and performance of the survey teams.

Chairperson BISP also held meeting with 300 women leaders from Thatta, each representing a BISP Beneficiary Committee (BBC). Speaking to them, she said that BISP has embarked upon a silent women empowerment revolution through the goldmine platform of BISP Beneficiary Committees (BBCs).  60000 BBCs that bring 1.25 million women from all across Pakistan is empowering women through education and awareness.  This social mobilization on vital issues of importance like education of children, basic counting, nutrition, mother child health, gender violence and E- commerce would define the future of Pakistan by making women financially and socially empowered.  MsMemon said that the partnership of BISP with WFP would go a long way in war against stunting and malnutrition in Pakistan. She listened to the concerns of women leaders and directed BISP officials to resolve their problems on priority basis.

Later, the Chairperson along with Minister of State Ayaz Ali Shah Shirazi attended a conversion function where 30 non-muslims embraced Islam. Minister Ayaz said that federal government is making sincere efforts to eradicate poverty from Pakistan.