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Govt taking initiatives to empower women through Ahsas programme: Dr Sania.

ISLAMABAD:The present government was taking initiatives to empower women through Ahsas programme.

An amount of Rs 200 billion allocated to run "Ahsas Programme" , which would help alleviate poverty besides improve the social life of most deserving women of the country, Dr Sania Nishtar, the Chairperson of Benazir Income Support Programe (BISP), expressed these views while talking to a news channel programme. The Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI), government working under dynamic leadership of Imran Khan, had taken steps and launched the "Kifalat Programme" to cater the basic needs of poor segment of the society particularly those female who were living in less privileged part of the provinces, stated Dr Sania Nishtar, who was also the special assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Giving details, she said that some 30,00,000 poor women would enjoy the benefits from the programme launched by the PTI government to uplift the female members of the downtrodden society.

About transparency of the programme, she said by the end of March, some 55 districts of the country, would have desk facility where such women could visit and register themselves by showing their computerized national identity card (CNIC). The bank branches, Dr Sania said would provide ATM service to draw Rs2,000 stipend on monthly basis.

In reply to a question regarding donations from the well established class of the country, she said we would introduce a policy so that the philanthropists or welfare organizations that want to contribute for this programme, could deposit funds without facing any trouble.

To another question, Dr Sania Nishtar said a smart phone facility would also be introduced among the most deserving women of the society through a policy, to ensure transparency in the system of distribution of funds.

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Publication:Daily the Pak Banker (Lahore, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Feb 3, 2020
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