2 Good News Regarding January Benazir Kafalat and Taleemi Wazifa

2 Good News Regarding January Benazir Kafalat and Taleemi Wazifa


In the field of social welfare programs, January 2024 brings two important pieces of good news for the beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP). These updates promise significant changes in policies, which impact the eligibility criteria and disbursement processes. Let’s look into the details of these positive developments that are set to impact individuals across Pakistan.

Radical changes in Benazir Income Support Program policies

Radical changes in Benazir Income Support Program policies

PMT Score Criteria Modification for Ehsaas Rashan Riayat

The first wave of good news revolves around the transformational change in the eligibility criteria of the Benazir Income Support Programme. Individuals with a Poverty Scorecard (PMT) score above 32 faced ineligibility, regardless of the number of years they had benefited from electricity assistance. This change has frustrated some longtime program participants due to their better financial situations, causing them to drop out.

Incorporating Repeated Registration

On the contrary, a ray of hope emerges for those who tried diligently to register but faced exclusion. Through a dynamic survey scheduled for the early months of 2024, individuals who have been overlooked in previous registrations will have the opportunity to join the program. The purpose of this dynamic survey is to refine the participant pool, ensure that only qualified candidates remain, and to disqualify those who no longer meet the criteria. An alert has been issued through SMS notification (8171) urging individuals to complete their dynamic survey before December 31 to avoid disqualification.

Benazir Talimi Wazifa Restoration of Child Benefit

timely payment of child benefits

The second ray of good news concerns the concerns of parents waiting for their children’s Benazir Talimi scholarship payment. The suspended installments of Benazir Talimi Wazifa Child Benefit will resume from the first day of January 2024. Additionally, phased payments are scheduled to begin from December 22, providing relief to those who were anxiously waiting for these much-needed funds.

Anticipation of new Benazir Kafalat program in three provinces

Imminent announcement for Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab

While the first two pieces of good news focused on program amendments, the third revelation hints at the upcoming program for Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces. Last week, the government ignored the implementation of the free flour program or Ehsaas Ration Riyat in these areas. Social media speculation suggests that before January 15, the government will unveil a new Benazir Kafalat program, reminiscent of last year’s initiative, which provided three free bags of flour to each individual.


January 2024 is a month of positive change for the beneficiaries of Benazir Income Support Program and Benazir Talimi Wazifa. The changes in eligibility criteria, the reinstatement of child benefits and new programs anticipated for the three provinces reflect the government’s commitment to refining and expanding social welfare initiatives, ultimately improving the lives of Pakistan’s citizens. Stay informed and make sure you complete your dynamic survey before the deadline to continue benefiting from these important programs.