Govt Removes 29,961 More Candidates From Benazir Income Support Program

The federal government has removed 29,961 more ineligible candidates from the Benazir Income Support Program’s (BISP) list of beneficiaries, following a data cleaning process under the Ehsaas Governance framework.

The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, Dr. Sania Nishtar, tweeted that the increased availability of data in 2020 had led to the ineligibility of 29,961 more beneficiaries of the BISP.


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According to the details, BISP has excluded 15,326 pensioners, of which 7,167 hail from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 3,651 from Punjab, 3,202 from Sindh, 617 from Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), 366 from Balochistan, 296 from Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), and 33 from Islamabad.

Similarly, 273 government employees have been eliminated from the list, of which 122 were from Punjab, 65 from Sindh, 42 from KP, 26 from AJK, 14 from Balochistan, and four from G-B.


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Additionally, 9,991 high-income individuals (as documented based on data from the Federal Board of Revenue) and 4,371 employees of autonomous agencies (as per data from 30 out of 74 agencies) have been blocked from BISP’s list of recipients.

BISP had initially removed 820,165 candidates from its list of beneficiaries’ list in 2019, of which 142,556 were government servants.

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