BISP: “Rubina Khalid Warns Against Disrespecting Beneficiaries”

Senator Rubina Khalid, Chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), recently addressed concerns regarding staff behavior towards beneficiaries in the 8171 Ehsaas Program. She emphasized the need for respectful treatment and issued a stern warning against any form of disrespect towards beneficiaries.

Increasing Complaints and Concerns

Senator Rubina Khalid highlighted the increasing number of complaints about the behavior of BISP staff towards beneficiaries. Many beneficiaries, primarily women from Pakistan’s poorest communities, rely on BISP support to sustain their families. Their frequent visits to BISP Tehsil offices underscore their critical need for financial assistance.

Challenges Faced by Beneficiaries

Women visiting BISP camps belong to Pakistan’s poorest communities and depend on BISP for essential financial support to care for their families. However, some staff members have reportedly shown reluctance and disrespect, possibly due to biases against the beneficiaries’ poverty.

Important Announcement: Poverty Graduation Program

During an interview at the BISP Central Zonal Office in Lahore, Senator Rubina Khalid announced the reintroduction of the Poverty Graduation Program. This program, previously discontinued, aims to provide training opportunities across various fields to empower the program’s 9.3 million beneficiary families in Pakistan.

Quick Details

Issue AddressedDisrespect towards BISP beneficiaries
AnnouncementReintroduction of Poverty Graduation Program
Beneficiaries9.3 million families across Pakistan
ObjectiveProvide training for sustainable livelihoods

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Why is there concern about staff behavior towards BISP beneficiaries?

  • Many beneficiaries, particularly women from impoverished backgrounds, rely heavily on BISP for financial support.
  • They deserve respectful treatment but have faced disrespectful behavior from some staff members.

2. What is the Poverty Graduation Program reintroduction about?

  • The program aims to provide training opportunities to empower BISP beneficiaries with skills for sustainable livelihoods.
  • It was reintroduced to benefit the 9.3 million families enrolled in BISP across Pakistan.


Senator Rubina Khalid’s recent statements underscore BISP’s commitment to ensuring respectful treatment of beneficiaries. By reintroducing the Poverty Graduation Program, BISP aims to empower its beneficiaries and enable them to improve their lives sustainably.

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