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BISP disbursed over 35 billion rupees among 1,400,896 flood-affected families

ISLAMABAD, SEP 23: /DNA/ – Federal Government has increased the amount of Flood Relief Cash Assistance Package from Rs.28bn to Rs.70bn for the flood affected families across the country.

The financial assistance of Rs.25,000 per family is being distributed through Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) in a transparent manner.

Not only in Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab but now Benazir Income Support Programme has also started the disbursement of Rs.25000 to flood affected families of Gilgit Baltistan as well. The aim is to extend the scale of programme in order to reach out the maximum population affected by the recent floods for provision of the financial assistance. In this regard Benazir Income Support Programmehas identified 2,759,601 more families through its National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER).

In Balochistan 136,444 flood affected families have received Rs.3411.1 million.983,276affected families of Sindh have received Rs.24581.9 million.In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa127,523 families have received Rs.318807.5 million whereas153,550 families of Punjab have received Rs.383875.0 million. In Gilgit Baltistan 103 flood affected families have also received Rs. 2.57 million.

As of Friday evening Benazir Income Support Programme has so far disbursed Rs.35,022,400,000 among 1,400,896 flood affected families.

Today 1,550 flood affected families in Balochistan; 133,576families in Sindh; 1,427families in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 821 in Punjab and 103flood affected families in Gilgit Baltistan have received the financial assistance.

A total of 133,477 flood affected families have received financial assistance today from different campsites established in flood hit areas. A control room has been established at Benazir Income Support Pogramme headquarters to ensure smooth payments.

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