BISP Chairperson And PM’s Special Assistant Dismisses Smears Against PPP’s Nafisa Shah
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan and BISP chairperson Sania Nishtar took to social media to clear away the accusations against the PPP’s Member of the National Assembly Nafisa Shah, who had been targeted by a smear campaign. This campaign had alleged that Shah had been a beneficiary of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) for years.
Nishtar tweeted as follows:
I can confirm @ShahNafisa is not in the list of people who have benefited from @bisp_pakistan We should all rise above political differences to speak the truth; support reform and anti-corruption efforts in the interest of Pakistan and its most disadvantaged poor people
— Sania Nishtar (@SaniaNishtar) January 18, 2020
This clarification comes in the wake of Nafisa Shah’s revelations that there was a targeted campaign against her and members of the ruling party were also implicated in it:
Here are some of the accounts engaged in vilification campaign against me. One of them apparently is PTI MPA #MominaWaheed. Intend reporting them all to the FIA Cyber crime wing. @Dr_FirdousPTI pic.twitter.com/BWklGTUtIP
— Nafisa Shah (@ShahNafisa) January 17, 2020