Unjust distribution of BISP cards alleged
By our correspondent
CHITRAL: The people of Chitral have expressed their
resentment about the unjust allotment of Benazir Income Support
Program (BISP) cards to the non-deserving persons in Chitral at the
cost of poor.
Talking to chitraltimes.com here on Monday, a number of people
requesting not to be named complained that last year, the BISP had
conducted extensive household survey in Chitral through AKRSP to
determine the needy and poor people to allot the cards afresh.
They said that on the basis of the survey, they expected a fair
distribution of the cards for financial assistance but all their
hopes dashed to the ground when the revised list of the new
beneficiaries who did not deserve the assistance by any definition.
They said that in many instances, the name of a woman was included
in the list whose husband had recently retired from a nationalized
bank where he served as its officer.
They said that the unjust distribution of BISP cards has caused
heart-burning among the people of Chitral and they lost their lost
their confidence on the credibility of the program.
They lamented that the people suffering from abject poverty are
eking out for their sustenance but the BISP cards have been
bestowed upon the influential allegedly having political
They warned that if the injustice meted out to the poor is not
redressed, then it will lead to anarchy in the society as the poor
people will rise in revolt.