A Message from the President of Pakistan, His Excellency Mamnoon Hussain
“The efforts made by BISP in reaching out to the needy and destitute and for mainstreaming the most vulnerable segment of society are indeed commendable.”
As President of Pakistan, I act as the Chief Patron of Benazir Income Support Program, BISP. It gives me profound pleasure to witness the success of this pioneer social safety net program in Pakistan. BISP is an attestation of the commitment from the Government of Pakistan to support and protect women from exploitation and marginalization.
We aim to provide underprivileged women with economic opportunities that handsomely enhance their incomes through this program. The design of the program is such as to enable a Pakistan where all women understand the power of financial independence and are confident in the knowledge that they are helping the men and children of their families grow and maintain access to the best quality of life that their situations allow.
A mission with a mandate as prodigious as that of BISP requires a strong partnership of the Government and all relevant stakeholders. I take this opportunity to thank our international development partners for effectively and continually complementing the Government’s efforts in this noble cause. Further, I also want to congratulate the beneficiaries of BISP, who are ultimately responsible for the success of this program.
I hope that BISP will continue to pursue this important process with the same zeal and spirit as in the previous years. I am truly confident that with the PML (N)’s Government’s continued focus on the issues of the women, we will be able to provide them a better and brighter future.