Federal Minister and Chairperson BISP Shazia Atta Marri interacting with women in Kalat Balochistan: Photo provided by Abdullah Lehri

Abdullah Lehri, News Desk:

QUETTA, KALAT: Federal Minister and Chairperson Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), Shazia Atta Marri on Friday announced the provision of 25 mobile vans to facilitate the women of Balochistan. Addressing a press conference at Quetta Press Club, she said mobile vans would be provided in various areas of Balochistan to address the grievances of deserving and needy women timely.

Rozi Khan Kakar, the Secretary-General of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Balochistan, Information Secretary Sardar Sar Buland Jogezai, and others were also present. The federal minister also visited Kalat and inaugurated a BISP center. Member National Assembly from the ruling Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) Rubina Irfan also accompanied her.

BISP to establish offices on the tehsil level

Shazia Atta Marri said the BISP would establish offices on the tehsil level to support and facilitate deserving and needy families. “Our priority is to support needy and deserving women and families”, she said.

The federal minister arrived in the provincial capital of Balochistan and addressed party supporters. BISP Balochistan Chief, Abdul Jabbar, and PPP leaders received her at the Quetta international airport.

Shazia Marri stated that previous rulers had tried to abolish the BISP for political interests and reasons. “We have again made it functional and active to accomplish Shaheed Mohtarma’s dream of alleviating poverty from Pakistan”, the Federal Minister said.

The country was on the verge of economic collapse due to Imran Khan’s policies, Marri

She lashed out at the former prime minister Imran Khan and held him responsible for the prevailing economic crisis in the country. “Pakistan was about to be declared the bankrupt country had the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) not overthrown Imran Khan”, she said. Shazia Marri claimed that the country was on the verge of economic collapse under the former premier.

Shazia Marri stated that the present government in general and PPP, particularly, have given importance to Balochistan. “Balochistan is the backbone of Pakistan”, she said. Shazia Marri said that all-out efforts would be made to address the grievances of the people of Balochistan and their sense of deprivation would be removed on a priority basis.

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