Feb 4, 2012

Benazir ATM Smart Cards for BISP Beneficiaries

BISP - Benazir Income Support Program
Federal Government of Pakistan gives cash grant of Rs.1000 per month to poor and needy families in all provinces and territories of Pakistan; Punjab, KPK, Sindh, Baluchistan, Azad Jammu Kashmir, FATA and ICT (Islamabad Capital Territory). 

Benazir ATM Smart Card
Benazir ATM Smart Cards are being issued to facilitate "Benazir Income Support Program Beneficiaries". Benazir Smart Cards will take place of previous method of distributing money via Money Order by Postal Service. These smart cards are being dispatched through various banks in all over Pakistan. Benazir Smart Cards Distribution Centres are established at Tehsil Level in more than 120 districts of Pakistan. Previously these cards were launched as pilot project only in few districts of Pakistan.

This new technology is adopted due to complaints in delivery mechanism of BISP benefits to beneficiaries. It is hoped that this new technology will make this program more transparent and accessible.

Benazir Card can be obtained from your nearest centre by showing your CNIC card and letter issued by BISP. These cards are free of cost so never give any money or fees to get ATM card. Also never disclose your 4 digit PIN Code to anyone.

BSC (Benazir Smart Cards) are planned to be used not only for cash grants but also for other benefits of Benazir Income Support Program like Health Insurance.

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