FIA Receives Data Of KP’s 282 Govt Officials Who Benefitted From BISP
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has received the data of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)’s 282 government officials including 17-grade public servants, who were benefitting from Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) by receiving monthly stipend regularly.
According to a new report published in The News, the data of officers who were receiving the monthly stipend has been provided by the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) to the FIA, after which as many as 78 officers of grade-17 and above have surrendered their BISP cards. The investigation agency has accelerated action against KP’s 343 officers of various government departments, who had allegedly been availing financial support meant for the destitute and deserving people.
The newspaper quoted a source as claiming that among the 343 officers of KP, 16 received the BISP stipend directly, while 327 were getting it through their spouses.
According to the report, FIA across the country has launched an inquiry into the cases of 2,037 government officers who had been availing the monthly BISP stipend which was launched for the needy people. The report stated that apart from KP, 554 officials in Balochistan, 101 in Punjab, and 938 in Sindh have benefitted from BISP.
“The majority of the recipient officers are from the Education or Health department. The 16 officers who were directly receiving the stipend are all female,” the report revealed.
The BISP monthly stipend was launched in 2008 for supporting the poor families across the country. They were provided the amount through the General Post Office and later through their respective ATM cards. Over 5 million deserving men and women in the country are getting the monthly stipend under the programme.