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Pakistan

Govt issues show cause notice to government officials benefiting from BISP

Show cause notices has been issued for dismissal of those government employees, found involved. Meanwhile, off
17 Jan 2020
  • Show cause notices has been issued for dismissal of those government employees, found involved.
  • Meanwhile, officers that enrolled their spouses into the program were given 10 days to respond.

The government has launched action against the government officials found benefiting from the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP).

As per details, show cause notices has been issued for dismissal of those government employees, found involved. Meanwhile, officers that enrolled their spouses into the program were given 10 days to respond.

Failure to respond satisfactorily will result in termination of the officers.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed to bring the names of government officials benefiting from the Benazir Income Support Program public.

PM Khan said that the robbers who loot the rights of poor cannot be exempted; the names of the robbers should be brought to the people. Over 2,500 government officials from federal and provincial governments were expelled from the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP).

Some 2,543 government officials from Grade-17 to Grade-21 were receiving the BISP income support tri-monthly handouts, despite the program meant for the poor segments of the society.

62 civil servants government officials from Grade-17 to Grade-21 of federal government were receiving BISP fund, whereas, 741 officials from Balochistan were found receiving handouts of the income support programme.

Whereas, Sindh topped the list with 1,122 high grade provincial government officials were exited from the list. Three government officers of Grade-21 were among the list of the beneficiaries of the social protection programme.

Just days ago, the government decided to expel 820,165 persons from the BISP out of which 14,730 were government employees.

These individuals include civil servants of the federal or provincial governments and those who hold more than 12 acres of agricultural land, informed Special Assistant to Prime Minister and BISP chairperson Sania Nishtar.