BISP To Start Biometric System By December

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BISP to start biometric system by December

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -7th Sept,2016) : Parliamentary Secretary for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Rana Muhammad Afzal Wednesday apprised the National Assembly that biometric system of identification was being introduced in December in the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) to increase the efficiency of providing financial assistance to beneficiaries.

Responding to a Calling Attention Notice raised by Sher Akbar Khan and others regarding closure of Benazir Debit Card Centre in Buner, he said financial assistance would only be now provided through the biometric system of identification.

He said some 54,978 people of Buner district were getting assistance through BISP. Out of total, 7,475 people have not BISP cards, he added. Afzal said as many as Rs 2 million was being paid to the staff of the BISP centre under heads of salaries and other allowances and only 20 people turned to the centre to make cards in a month.

Staff of NADRA and Banks has also to be deputed in the BISP centre, he added. However, he assured that all the issues would be resolved once the biometric system starts functioning. APP/raz-zah/qmr