Transgenders eligible for cash assistance under Benazir Kafalat Programme: Shazia

Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety and BISP Chairman Shazia Marri says the transgenders have been declared eligible for receiving cash assistance under Benazir Kafalat Programme.

In this regard a ceremony was held in Karachi today.

Addressing the ceremony, Shazia Marri announced that the government is widening the scope of Benazir Income Support Programme.

She said members of transgender community have been facing a lot of difficulties and after the inclusion in the programme, they will be eligible for Rs. 7,000 quarterly cash assistance.

Shazia Marri said the government would take efforts to save the poor people from the effects of the IMF programme and no one is interested in taking more loans.

She said the Prime Minister has constituted a committee to evolve austerity measures plan.

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