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Farzana Raja summoned in BISP reference case on Sept 17

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court has summoned Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Farzana Raja and eighteen others in the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) reference case on 17th September. The former BISP chairperson skipped hearing on Tuesday presided by Judge Muhammad

Federal govt to make BISP beneficiaries name public

ISLAMABAD:  Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed on Wednesday to make public the name of 938 Sindh government officials who took benefits from the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) the social security program was to provide financial aid to the

Govt not planning to change BISP name, says Ali Muhammad

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Muhammad Khan, stated on Friday that the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) is not being changed. While answering to the comment by Nafeesa Shah, leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), minister Ali

FIA begins inquiry against govt officials in BISP corruption case

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) started an investigation into four government officials who were suspended from their positions in two phases to take advantage of the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP). The FIA headquarters sent officers ‘

BISP fraud: Govt dismisses 4 employees from services

ISLAMABAD: The government took action against officials who illegally benefited from the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), and fired four grade-17 officers in connection with the scandal. The move is part of government decision to initiate action against the officials

Over 2500 officials removed from BISP beneficiaries

ISLAMABAD: A total of 2543 government officials, ranging from Grade 17 to 21, who were receiving funds from the Benazir Income Support Program have been removed. Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry provided a list that included some

Bilawal lashes out over removal of 800,000 names in BISP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday slammed the federal government over the decision to remove the names of more than 800,000 beneficiaries from the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP). The PPP chairman demanded the Pakistan Tehreek

BISP beneficiaries

In a rather dramatic move, days before Benazir’s death anniversary, the federal government has decided to exclude over 800,000 undeserving names from the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP). The move was aimed to ensure transparency and merit but has already

Nishtar defends decision to remove 800,000 BISP beneficiaries

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar on Thursday defended the government’s decision to remove around 800,000 names from the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) database. Addressing a press conference, Nishtar said

BISP will turn into model of good governance: Dr Nishtar

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar has said that series of policy initiatives and measures are being taken to turn BISP into a model of good governance. Speaking at a contract signing ceremony with

ADB approves $200 million loan to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday approved a $200 million loan as additional financing to support the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP). According to a press release issued by the Manila-based lending agency, the amount is additional financing