In line with the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has made public the names of 938 government officers in Sindh who had been receiving tri-monthly handouts from the social safety programme, which is aimed at providing financial assistance to the poor.
According to the list, at least 23 officers of grade 20 had been receiving financial assistance from the BISP. Fifty officers of grade 17 and above had taken benefits directly while 888 officers had been receiving the financial assistance from BISP by using the names of their spouse.
Some of the BISP beneficiaries are Sher Muhammad, Yasmeen Khatoon, Lal Khatoon, Ahmad Nawaz, Jan Muhammad, Ameer Ali, Habibullah, Muhammad Usman, Dost Ali Jamali and others.
Earlier on Jan 14, PM Imran had directed concerned government authorities to announce the names of officers in public, who were involved in a fraud in Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP).
A report about the names of the officers deleted from the BISP beneficiary list was submitted to the prime minister.
Imran had expressed anger over the matter and directed concerned authorities to announce the names of the officers involved in the fraud publicly. “Those involved in robbing the poor from their entitlement could not be let free,” the prime minister had said.