Waseela-e-Taleem Program being expanded to fifty districts, says PM


Marvi Memon says BISP is being taken forward as per vision of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif   

ISLAMABAD Feb 01 (TNS):  Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says Waseela-e-Taleem Program is being expanded to fifty districts of the country.

He has said that no development can take place without development of human resource.

He said this while speaking at a launching ceremony of expansion program of Waseela-e-Taleem under Benazir Income Support Program in Islamabad.

He said the program is reflection of the Government’s commitment to provide education to all.

He said poverty alleviation is also not possible without universalization of education. He pointed out that education also guards against extremism and terrorism.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the government needs to do more for education. He emphasized the need for quality education.

The Prime Minister said expansion of Waseela-e-Taleem program would ensure enrolment of one million more children in schools.

He said BISP is a non-political program as it cuts across the political divide and provincial boundaries and directed at poorest of the poor.

Addressing the ceremony, Chairperson BISP Marvi Memon said the BISP is being taken forward as per the vision of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

She said the present government has enhanced BISP budget from forty billion to one hundred and twenty one billion rupees.

Secretary BISP Omar Hamid Khan said five point four million deserving families are benefiting from the income support program.

He said the plan is to expand Waseela-e-Taleem program to every district of the country.

The country director World Bank said we stand ready to help the income support program which has made an impact on the lives of the poor people.  He said the program shows the determination of the government to help the underprivileged segments of the society.