8171 SMS service opened to review BISP disqualified persons: Shazia Marri

Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety, Shazia Marri says SMS service 8171 has been opened to review the cases of the expelled beneficiaries from Benazir Income Support Program in the year 2019, and address their grievances.

In an interview, she said it is very unfortunate that around eight hundred and twenty thousand beneficiaries were removed from the BISP program (Kafaalat) in the year 2019, without any verification or investigation, by giving an impression that they were ineligible and affluent.

Responding to a question, Shazia Marri said the outreach of Benazir Kafaalat program would be expanded from seven million to eight million families till June and then 10 million afterwards.

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