A Message from the President of Pakistan, His Excellency Mamnoon Hussain


“It is a matter of great satisfaction that Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) is gaining success and expansion with each passing day which is evident of the fact that the Government if fulfilling its constitutional responsibilities befittingly for socio-economic betterment of its citizens. The Annual Progress Report 2016-2017 of BISP gives an in-depth analysis of the Government’s resolve and efforts of this institution to improve the socio-economic status of poor and marginalized segments of the country.”

I am glad that BISP has become the largest social safety net in Pakistan and the fifth largest in the world. It is regarded as the most effective programme in the public sector organizations.

It is also a matter of pleasure that BISP has significantly improved transparency and accountability in transferring payments through the Biometric Verification System (BVS). The expansion of the Waseela-e-Taleem initiative is an important step towards promotion of education for which I congratulate its leadership and workers. I must also appreciate cooperation of the intentional development institutions which has led to these achievements.

As the Chief Patron of BISP, I hope that its leadership and administration will continue to work with the same dedication and passion to increase the efficacy of this programme. I pray for the growth and further success of this important national institution.