BAHAWALPUR: State Minister and Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Chairperson Marvi Memon on Monday inspected BISP's new poverty survey registration sites and payment points in Bahawalpur.
While interacting with the people who came for registration, she stated that feedback from general public was crucial for the successful and timely completion of resurvey for the National Socio Economic Registry (NSER) update. The pilot phase of the resurvey started from Haripur in June followed by Bahawalpur in September and Sukkur and Naseerabad in October.
Desk approach is being adopted in these districts. BISP has so far registered 5,22,018 households in these four districts. Till date, 60,539 households in Haripur, 2,63,846 in Bahawalpur, 1,49,218 in Sukkur and 48,415 in Naseerabad have been registered.
In Bahawalpur, BISP set up 213 counters at 97 sites in collaboration with NADRA in total, where 60% of the expected registration has been completed against the estimated caseload of 4,67,527 till date.
In a meeting with Bahawalpur Mayor Aqeel Najam Hashmi, members of the local government and local politicians from all political parties, the BISP chairperson said that desk approach was scheduled to be closed in most of the places by end of January.
She sought their feedback on the progress of NSER update and suggestions for enhancing registration by the remaining population. During the discussion, it was decided that some registration desks may be shifted to other locations where more population is yet to register themselves. By shifting these desks, not only the registration process will be expedited but the public will also be facilitated.