The Government of Pakistan launched the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) in July 2008 to serve as the premier national safety net institution with the primary objective of consumption smoothing and alleviating adverse effects of slow economic growth. The country at that time was experiencing rapid food price inflation, with prices of basic necessities reaching a 30-year high, and economic fallout from the global financial crisis. The Programme targets cash transfers to vulnerable and deserving women and their families from the poorest households across the country irrespective of political affiliations, racial identity, geographic location, and religious beliefs. The long term objectives include meeting the targets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on eradicating extreme and chronic poverty and empowering women.
How do I check my Benazir Income Support Card?To find more details on Benazir Income Support Program and to search for payment details etc. kindly visit www.BISP.gov.pk. For details about our Branchless Banking Products & Services call our Phone Banking Service at 021-111-225-229.
Who is eligible for Benazir Income Support?To be eligible for cash payments under BISP, families must earn less than RS 6,000 per month; equivalent to $67. Further eligibility requirements stipulate that: Families must have a female applicant holding a valid ID card. An individual applicant must be a widowed or divorced female without male family members.
How do I get Benazir income support program?
- Benazir Income Support Programme.
- National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER)
- Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT)
- Payments Through Bio metric Verification System.
How do I know if I qualify for ehsaas program?Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Dr. Sania Nishtar has asked citizens to send an SMS carrying their CNIC number to 8171 to check their eligibility status to get cash grant Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program in the wake of COVID-19
What is Bisp in Pakistan?The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) is a federal unconditional cash transfer poverty reduction program in Pakistan. Launched in July 2008, it is the largest single social safety net program in the country with nearly Rs. 90 billion ($900 million) distributed to 5.4 million beneficiaries in 2016.