Extra stipend of Rs 500 provided to beneficiaries so that girls could also be sent to school, Kundi

Islamabad : The Minister of State for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety, Mr. Faisal Karim Kundi thanked the organization Sight saver for inviting him for this great cause of social inclusion of the differently abled. The initiative being carried out was lauded by the Minister of State.

The Minister offered Sight saver to contact the BISP and NADRA offices for any input they would like to provide regarding the data available on the differently abled. We are open to all advises so that we can jointly work to facilitate all the deserving said the Minister.

The PPP govt has always provided rights to special people and minorities as they strongly believe in their rights. PPP has planned to propose reserved seats in the national assembly and Senate for the differently abled. Pakistan Bait ul Maal had also distributed 50,000 wheelchairs for the terror victims under the leadership of Zamurd Khan.

Over 8 million deserving families are benefiting under Benazir Kafaalat program. Rs. 13 billion released for Educational stipends for children registered in schools of deserving families. An extra stipend of Rs 500 is given so that girls could also be sent to school. The aim is to gradually alleviate the poor from poverty by providing soft loans and trainings so that they can become self sufficient and find good jobs.

BISP BoD decided to included Transgender Community in the Kafaalat program under BISP, who can benefit from the financial assistance under Benazir Kafaalat program by registering themselves as Transgenders in NADRA.