Skip to main content

Marvi briefs CM Zehri on BISP expansion in Balochistan

 PARVEZ JABRI  SEP 18TH, 2017 20:36 0 VIEWS: 61

QUETTA: Minister of State and Chairperson BISP Marvi Memon called on Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri to discuss the expansion of programme's organizational coverage in Balochistan. 

She held the meeting on the directions of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who had announced BISP's expansion on August 19, while addressing political leadership in Quetta. 

While briefing the Chief Minister Zehri, Marvi Memon said that BISP had made commendable progress both in terms of expansion and improved service delivery during the past four years of PML (N) government. 

It was high time to expand its operations in Balochistan so that each deserving woman in Balochistan could be catered at the doorstep. 

Currently BISP is operational in Quetta, Kalat, Makran, Naseerabad, Sibbi and Zhob divisions, where 38 effective offices were providing services to 195,145 beneficiaries. 

Marvi said that BISP was planning to expand its network to 25 more tehsils in 16 districts, reaching some 132,547 beneficiaries. 

BISP has submitted a proposal for expansion of its offices and recruitment of employees against vacant seats in Balochistan to the chief minister for review and feedback. 

The chief minister acknowledged the services of Chairperson BISP and assured her of full support from the provincial government. 

He said that establishment of BISP offices across Balochistan would play an important role in poverty alleviation. 

He appreciated that BISP's financial assistance was poverty based instead of being population based. 

Chairperson BISP reassured that the same approach would continue as it ensured the coverage of entire under privileged population in Balochistan and the country. 

The meeting also discussed alleged discrepancies in 2010 survey as per international standards and urged to resurvey its data on for various federal and provincial welfare schemes like PMIFL, PMNHIS. 

The MPAs expressed satisfaction over the pilot phase of new survey carried out in Killa Saifullah, Kech and Naseerabad. 

Chairperson BISP apprised them that the resurvey in remaining districts would start in October 2017. 

The expansion of BISP Waseela-e-Taleem (WeT) to four more districts in consultation with Balochistan Education Department also came under discussion. 

It was finalized that enrollment would start in Kohlu, Naseerabad, Killa Abdullah and Sherani from March 2018. 

Currently 32,199 children were enrolled under WeT in Balochistan, 2151 children in Awaran, 13,159 in Gwadar, 8,211 in Jhal Magsi, 3,037 in Loralai, 979 in Musakhel and 4,662 children in Nushki. 

Chairperson BISP apprised the chief minister that the payment mechanism of BISP stipends to beneficiaries was being converted to Biometric Verification System (BVS). 

Around 43 districts had been converted to BVS till to date out of which eight were in Balochistan. 

They include Kharan, Khuzdar, Qilla Abdullah, Qilla Saifullah, Musakhel, Sibbi, Zhob and Nushki. 

The payment mechanism would be converted to BVS in all districts of Balochistan before the general election, she informed. 

The meeting was attended by Minister for Education Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal, Minister for LGRD Sardar Mustafa Khan Tareen, Minister for Health Rehman Saleh Baloch, Minister for Labour Rahat Faiq Jamali, Minister for P&D Dr Hamid Khan Achakzai, Minister for S&GAD Nawab Muhammad Khan Jogezai, Minister for Revenue Sheikh Jaffar Mandokhel, Miniseter for Sports Mir Mujeeb-ur- Rehman Muhammad Hassaani, Nasarullah Khan Zayrai, Mayor Quetta Muncipal Corporation Kaleem Ullah Kakar, Prince Ahmed Ali and Syed Liaqat Agha


Popular posts from this blog

Balochistan to establish first medical university

The Newspaper's Staff CorrespondentOctober 25, 2017QUETTA: The provincial cabinet on Tuesday approved the draft for establishing a medical university in Balochistan.Health minister Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch made the announcement while speaking at a press conference after a cabinet meeting.“The cabinet has approved the draft of the medical university which would be presented in the current session of the Balochistan Assembly,” he said, adding with the assembly’s approval the Bolan Medical College would be converted into a medical university.Published in Dawn, October 25th, 2017

5 Shia Hazara community members gunned down in Pakistan

Five members of the minority Shia Hazara community, including two women, were killed on Sunday in an attack by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province.This is not the first time that members of the Hazara community have been targeted in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan.(Reuters File Photo)Updated: Sep 11, 2017 00:20 ISTBy Press Trust of India, Press Trust of India, KarachiFive members of the minority Shia Hazara community, including two women, were killed on Sunday in an attack by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province.The gunmen targeted a car in Kuchluck area of Quetta while it was coming from the Chaman border crossing area, police said.The firing took place when the travellers had stopped at a filling station to refuel their vehicle. Five people of the Shia Hazara community, including two women, died in …

China’s 'Digital Silk Road': Pitfalls Among High Hopes

Will information and communication technologies help China realize its Digital Silk Road?By Wenyuan WuNovember 03, 2017In his speech at the opening ceremony of China’s 19th Party Congress, President Xi Jinping depicted China as a model of scientific and harmonious development for developing nations. Xi’s China wants to engage the world through commerce but also through environmental protection and technological advancement. This includes Beijing’s efforts to fight climate change with information and communication technologies (ICTs) that it plans to export along its “One Belt One Road” initiative (OBOR). Xi may have ambitious plans, but could China be throwing up obstacles in its own way?In his speech, the Chinese president emphasized the need to modernize the country’s environmental protections. The Chinese state is taking an “ecological civilization” approach to development and diplomacy, with a natio…