BISP cautions beneficiaries against fake messages

In case of any deduction of stipend, BISP chairperson urges beneficiaries to immediately file complaint at 080026477

Kehkashan Bukhari
May 25, 2024
BISP cautions beneficiaries against fake messages
Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Chairperson Rubina Khalid visit apayment centre in Swabi on May 24, 2024. X/bisp_pakistan

In a bid to protect people from getting scammed, Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Chairperson Rubina Khalid Saturday advised the beneficiaries not to trust messages received from any other number except the project’s official number, which is “8171”.

During her interaction with women during her visit to the BISP payment centres in Peshawar, she urged the beneficiaries to visit the designated payment centres to collect their quarterly stipends and warned against trusting any number other than 8171, as other numbers are likely fraudulent and used to deceive innocent people.

Khalid made a clear announcement that the total amount of the quarterly tranche issued under Benazir Kafaalat is Rs 10,500. She advised deserving women to count and receive their full amount and to request a bank receipt.

In case of any deduction of the stipend or abuse by the staff, she urged beneficiaries to immediately file a complaint with the BISP helpline at 080026477.

Meanwhile, Khalid inspected the payment centres established at Tamash Stadium and the UC20 office in Peshawar to review the payment disbursement process to deserving women and the necessary arrangements and facilities provided to them.

She instructed the staff to prioritise payments to elderly women and those with young children. The chairperson emphasised that deserving women should be informed about their amount while issuing tokens.

She stressed the importance of maintaining cleanliness in the office and improving arrangements for deserving women.

Khalid insisted that women be treated with respect and courtesy, warning that any misbehavior will not be tolerated.

Addressing the staff, Rubina Khalid urged them to perform their duties honestly.