Benazir Income Support Program introduces biometric based payment system in Mirpur Khas Division

Islamabad, September 07, 2016 (PPI-OT):Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) is dedicated to facilitate its beneficiaries to the maximum possible extent in a transparent manner. In this context, BISP is introducing biometric based payment system for the upcoming BISP Cash grant tranche of September 2016 in Mirpur Khas Division in order to increase the efficiency of providing financial assistance to beneficiaries said Mr Naeem Anwar, Director General, BISP Sindh.

BISP awards financial support of Rs4,700 to more than 1.8 million beneficiaries of Sindh on quarterly basis via Benazir Debit Card (BDC), diverting the payment system to biometrics will eradicate the role of middleman, he said. Many BISP beneficiaries were illiterate and were unable to operate ATMs, for this simple task, some people charge a fee from beneficiaries, he added.

The beneficiaries would be able to draw the amount by using their CNIC along with biometrics at particular OMNI or EASY PAISA SHOPS. Biometric system for withdrawing BISP grant would be introduced across the country after effective tests phase. With the biometric verification system (BVS), the BISP management wishes to cleanse the process of providing funds to the eligible beneficiaries so that the transfer becomes transparent and the chances of corruption or illegal withdrawal of cash are minimized.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +92-51-9252323 and +92-51-9252324
Fax: +92-51-9252325 and +92-51-9252326

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