Centre believes in serving masses, not holding futile gatherings: Marvi

* BISP chief says false allegations by opposition cannot distract us from serving our people

Centre believes in serving masses,  not holding futile gatherings: Marvi

DI KHAN: The incumbent government believes in serving the masses rather than holding futile gatherings for distraction while false allegations by the opposition cannot distract us from serving our people, Marvi Memon, Minister of State and Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programmes (BISP).

During her visit to various payment points of BISP at Dera Ismail Khan,Marvi Memon said that over years, BISP has made significant improvements in its operations under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and the Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar. The purpose of the visit was to inspect the timely release of full payments to beneficiaries by the banks as BISP believes in effective service delivery and customer care.

BISP has recently released its quarterly payments worth Rs25 billion in last week of December. The payments in DI Khan are made through Debit Cards therefore the Chairperson visited different ATMs and point of sale (POS).

The Chairperson inspected the disbursement of the stipend and interacted with beneficiaries for their feedback.

She told them to contact BISP Hotline 080026477 in case of any difficulty. While speaking to beneficiaries the Chairperson stated that BISP is shifting its payment mechanism to Biometric Verification System (BVS) for payments.

This will further ease payment mechanism and eliminate middle man culture. At present, 83.9%of beneficiaries are drawing their stipends through debit cards, 13% through biometric mechanism and 3% are receiving funds through Pakistan Post. Later, the Chairperson held a meeting with PML(N) members at Circuit House. She stated that PML (N) will win the 2018 elections on the basis of its performance.

The economic and security situation of the country has improved significantly under the current government. CPEC is a game changer and all the credit goes to the far-sighted leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. She further added that BISP is recognized internationally for its service to the poor. BISP is committed to bring dignity, empowerment and meaning to life of its beneficiaries. The pilot phase of survey for National Socio Economic Registry (NSER) update is under process in four districts where desks are setup to register people. Door to door survey will be launched in twelve pilot districts soon followed by the national roll out.