In a recent statement, Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib, Chairman of Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), addressed critics of the 8500 Kafalat initiative. As the debate continues on the effectiveness of social welfare programs, Dr. Saqib emphasized the program’s commitment to empowering the most vulnerable members of society and providing protection to the vulnerable.
The Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) has been a cornerstone in Pakistan’s efforts to eradicate poverty and empower marginalized communities. The 8500 Kafalat initiative, a key component of the programme, has faced scrutiny from various quarters. Critics have questioned its effectiveness and impact on targeted beneficiaries.
Key points addressed by Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib
In response to the criticism, Dr. Saqib highlighted the main objectives of the program and defended its importance in the following key points:
- Empowering the most vulnerable members:
- Dr. Saqib emphasized that the primary goal of BISP is to empower the most vulnerable members of the society. This program is designed to uplift those who are most vulnerable and need support.
- Protection for the vulnerable:
- The Chairperson emphasized that BISP through initiatives like 8500 Kufflats aims to provide a safety net to the vulnerable. It serves as a means of protection for those who are often left behind in the socio-economic landscape.
Statement of Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib
“Those who question the effectiveness of the Benazir Income Support Program should not forget that the program seeks to empower the most vulnerable members of society and provide protection to the vulnerable.”
As the debate over social welfare programs continues, Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib’s statement serves as an affirmation of BISP’s commitment to its mission. The 8500 Kafalat initiative, despite facing criticism, plays a vital role in providing assistance to those who need it most. It is necessary to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the impact of the program taking into account the number of beneficiaries and the total amount disbursed.
Ultimately, the Benazir Income Support Program is dedicated to its goal of creating a more inclusive and equitable society, empowering individuals at the grassroots level.