BISP so far distributed an amount exceeding Rs 6 billion among 255,946
affected families under ‘Flood Relief Cash Assistance’ programme
Disbursement process to be further expedited in days to come
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
On special instructions of Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety/ Chairperson BISP Shazia Marri and with special coordination of State bank of Pakistan BISP’s partner banks payment centers are kept open on Saturday and Sunday (holidays) for the smooth disbursement of payment to flood affectees in Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The process of disbursement will be further expedited in the days to come while an amount of Rs 25,000 per affected family is being disbursed nowadays. So far a total amount of Rs 6,434,111,806 has been disbursed among 255,946 flood affected families under this programme. Currently, 38,930 affected families have received Rs.984,007,726 in Balochistan; 154,860 families have received Rs.3,888,417,506 in Sindh; 20,799 families have received Rs. 522,441,500 in KP and 41,357 families have received Rs.1,039,245,074 in Punjab.
The administration of Benazir Income Support Programme has directed the concerned staff who is present at the campsites to fully cooperate and facilitate the people in their respective regions.
Affected families can send their CNIC number to 8171 for registration in “Flood Relief Cash Assistance” program and upon receiving payment message they can visit their nearby campsite to receive their payment.
A control Room has also been established at Benazir Income Support Programme headquarters to ensure smooth payments. The people can visit BISP headquarters or contact at 051-9246312 from 08:00 AM to 07:00 PM for the assistance and other related information.