LAHORE – “Benazir Kafaalat Programme” is the core programme of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP).
It was initiated in the year 2008. It has become the largest single cash transfer programme in Pakistan’s history as its short term objective is to cushion against negative effects of slow economic growth, food crisis and inflation on the poor, particularly women, through provision of cash assistance to eligible families.
The long term objectives of programme are to eradicate extreme and chronic poverty, along with women empowerment, as set out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
BISP is currently providing cash assistance to more than 9 million families under Benazir Kafaalat programme.
In latest development, BISP has announced to increase the Kafaalat stipend to Rs10,500 per quarter keeping in view the skyrocketing inflation in the country.