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World

Web Desk
March 31, 2019

Benazir Income Support Programme name being amended, says PM Imran

World

Web Desk
Sun, Mar 31, 2019

GHOTKI: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said government has decided to change the name of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP).

The demand to change the name of BISP was made by Grand Democratic Alliance, ally of PTI government in a meeting with PM Imran Khan at the residence of Ali Gohar Mahar here.

The demand was put forward by GDA leader Makhdoom Mohsin.

Sources said during the meeting a GDA leader said the name of BISP should be changed, over this PM Imran Khan replied abruptly “BISP name is being amended.”

It may be noted that the Benazir Income Support Programme was established in 2008 by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani who took the advice of former president Asif Ali Zardari.

The program's name is a tribute to former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2007.

Under this programme, poor women are granted Rs 5000 per month.