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Saturday, July 18, 2009

BISP launched in FATA

Daily Times Monitor

LAHORE: The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has also been launched in FATA, a private TV channel reported on Friday.

According to the channel, a ceremony was held in Parachinar where cheques were distributed amongst deserving families from Kurram Agency. The ceremony was attended by local tribal elders and political administration officials. The programme is aimed at helping deserving women of the tribal areas on monthly basis.

The BISP was launched by the government with an initial allocation of Rs 34 billion for fiscal year 2008-09. The programme was launched to partially offset the impact of inflation on the purchasing power of the poorer sections of society.

 SOURCE: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2009%5C07%5C18%5Cstory_18-7-2009_pg7_3