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Swedish Envoy appreciates BISPs efforts for poverty eradication.

ISLAMABAD, April 28, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Swedish Ambassador to Pakistan, Ulrika Sundberg on Wednesday lauded the efforts of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) in poverty eradication. A delegation of Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) will visit BISP during its forthcoming visit to Pakistan aiming to explore the possibilities of mutual cooperation in the social sector, especially for the poverty eradication she said this while talking to Farzana Raja, BISP Chairperson, during a meeting at BISP Secretariat. Farzana Raja said that the BISP was the largest social safety net in Pakistan which was striving for poverty eradication and women empowerment in the country. Within a short span of three years, the BISP had reached out to around 4 million beneficiary families throughout the country and disbursed approximately Rs 76 Billion as cash grant among them, she said. The BISP Chairperson also informed the ambassador about various initiatives of BISP including provision of demand driven vocational training to its beneficiary families under Waseela-e-Rozgar scheme in line with job opportunities available both at national and international level. She presented the details of Waseela-e-Haq and other innovative steps of BISP including Life insurance, Health insurance, Benazir Smart Card and Mobile Phone Banking and said that these steps are contributing significantly in poverty eradication.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Apr 28, 2011
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