PESHAWAR: PTI government will launch digital payment system for poor women on Jan 31.
According to the details, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Sania Nishtar said on Monday that Prime Minister Imran Khan would launch ‘Kafalat’ Program under which Rs 2000 per month stipend would be paid to registered women through a digital payment system based on transparent mechanism.
Sources of APP, Addressing a press-conference here after inaugurating biometric system for Benazir Income Support Program (BISP)’s beneficiaries at Bank Al-Falah, Dr.Sania Nishtar announced that Prime Minister would inaugurate the ambitious Kafalat Program on January 31 for socio-economic empowerment of the poor women.
She said procurement process of this system has been completed in last 10 months after hectic works, adding the stipend to beneficiaries would be provided through branches of the Habib Bank and Bank Al-Falah.
She said beneficiaries would be given payment through ATMs under a transparent mechanism and number of such points was being increased so that they could get stipend amount in a dignified way.
Dr Sania said this program would be launched in phase manner, adding in the first phase Kafalat Program is being launched in Lakki Marwat, Haripur, Charsadda and Mohmand districts. She said focus would be made on all provinces including merged areas.
She said Prime Minister is earnestly desiring to improve the socio-economic lot of the downtrodden segment of the society by starting multi dimensional Ehsaas program.
She said poverty ratio in merged areas was comparatively higher than provinces and a comprehensive poverty survey would be launched soon.
Earlier, Dr. Sania Nishtar – Special Assistant to PM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, said while talking to media that the Prime Minister is personally committed to ensure that no one goes to bed hungry, and Ehsaas is working hard to realize this vision