IMF lauds BISP’s contribution in poverty elimination


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – The visiting IMF delegation has appreciated the performance and contribution of Benazir Income Support Program towards the national social protection and helping the vulnerable to fight poverty.

The delegation led by Team leader Harald Finger is in Pakistan to assess the economic and financial challenges faced by the country.

Secretary BISP Omar Hamid Khan briefed the delegation on various initiatives, programmes and activities of BISP as well as its national and international partnerships.

He said BISP is contributing towards women empowerment by supporting 5.7 Million marginalized women of this country, through Cash Transfer programme.

It was also conveyed to the IMF team that 2.4 million children have been enrolled in schools under the Waseela-e-Taleem programme.