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IDPs to get assistance through Benazir Smart Card.

PESHAWAR, 22 May, 2009 (Frontier Star) -- Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Farzana Raja has announced that Rs. 25,000 to be distributed among 0.25 million IDPs of Malakand Division through Benazir Smart Card. Inaugurating Benazir Smart Card at Kachigarhi Camp Peshawar, Chairperson BISP said that the task of registration of IDPs has been given to NADRA and counters and offices have been setup at relief camps. Commending the role of NADRA, she said that the task of registration has been given to NADRA aimed to ensure transparency and to avoid any duplication. She underlined that the 539 families of Bajaur would get Rs. 1000 monthly, adding the amount for the rehabilitation of affected people would be provided through Benazir Smart Card. Responding to a question, Chairperson BISP said that there are dire needs of fans, coolers and tents, adding steps are also being taken to ensure electricity in camps. She said that the Benazir Smart Card is also applicable for IDPs from Swat and FATA. Farzana Raja said that the world community promised to help Pakistan but the government is not waiting for their assistance and all steps are underway to ensure all possible facilities to IDPs.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:May 22, 2009
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