Pakistan: PM Imran Khan approves increase in the BISP UCT

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 12:28
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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved a financial relief package for different segments of society who were vulnerable to the adverse impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the countrys economy, according to the report on Tuesday. Earlier on Monday, the package was approved in a meeting chaired by Khan at the Prime Minister Office (PMO),  Dawn news reported. According to the informed sources, it had been decided that the funds of the government’s much ambitious Ehsaas programme would be distributed among the poor according to the available data of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) and through the under progress National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER) of the BISP. The BISP is a federal unconditional cash transfer poverty reduction program in the country. Under the package the monthly stipend of the BISP has been increased from 2,000 to 3,000 Pakistani rupees, the sources further added.

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