Benizir Income Support Program (BISP) is a model social safety net programme which aims to achieve SDGs of poverty reduction, zero hunger and women empowerment. This was stated by BISP Chairperson, Marvi Memon, in her welcome note, during an event organised at BISP Secretariat under “BISP Empowers Talk” (BET) initiative. “BISP Empowers Talk” (BET) is a BISP initiative to encourage idea generation, success transfer, motivation and inspiration for BISP beneficiaries in order to increase empowerment, dignity and meaning to life.
Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Co-ordination, Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada graced the occasion as chief guest. The event was attended by members of Parliament, diplomats, representatives of government organisations, national and international organisations, media, civil society and a large number of BISP beneficiaries.
During his address, Riaz Hussain Pirzada acknowledged the BISP initiative of BISP Empowers Talk and reiterated that BISP not only provides financial assistance but also instills motivation and inspiration among its beneficiaries. The Federal Minister praised the national squash champion Maria Toor and referred her as a role model for the women. He urged the BISP beneficiaries to pay special attention to physical activity of their children as sports are vital for mental and physical growth.