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Benazir Income Support Programme is role model for other social protection programmes of the region.

ISLAMABAD, May 10, 2010 (Frontier Star): Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) is a role model for the other social protection programmes of the region, said Assistant UN Secretary General for south Asia Mr. Ajay Chibber while appreciating the Programme during his visit to the BISP head office here on Monday. According to a Press Release, Farzana Raja Federal Minister/Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme thanked the high powered UN delegation which was headed by Ajay Chibber, Assistant UN Secretary General for South Asia. She briefed the delegation about various initiatives taken by the Programme including Cash Grant, Emergency Relief Package, Waseela-e-Haq, Health Insurance and vocational Training Programme, started by the BISP for the well being of the under privileged section of the society. Delegation displayed keen interest in health insurance and Vocational Training as part of BISPs Graduation Strategy. For successful implementation of Vocational Training Programme Mr. Chibber offered the services of UN to BISP through United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF). Ajay Chibber also offered to share the UNDPs experiences of data collection in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for mapping the victims of bomb blasts in the province. He further suggested that the UNDP could act as a monitoring & evaluation partner to BISP for its various initiatives. Ajay Chibber also invited Ms. Farzana Raja to the Millennium Development Goal (MDGs) review summit to be held in New York later this year. Federal Minister / Chairperson BISP Ms. Farzana Raja also praised UN Secretary General Mr. Ban-Ki-Moon for his support to BISP. In the end she thanked Mr. Ajay Chibber and the UN delegation for their keen interest in the various initiatives undertaken by BISP for welfare of the marginalized and their generous offers of support to the various operation of the programme.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:May 10, 2010
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