Rumi Forum Called On Chairperson BISP

Mr. Suat Erguvan, Executive President Rumi Forum, called on MNA Marvi Memon, Chairperson, Benazir Income Support Programme and the Minister of State, at the BISP on August 27, 2015.

Briefing about the activities and achievements of the Rumi Forum, Mr. Erguvan extended an invitation to Ms Memon for the forthcoming United Nations General Assembly High-Level Reception to be held in New York, on September 29-30, 2015. The theme of the reception is Post-2015 Public-Private Partnership on Sustainable Development Goals. Rumi Forum is one of the global partners of this convention.

Mr. M. Saleem Ranjha, Secretary BISP, informed that Benazir Income Support Programme is the third largest social safety net in the world by providing stipends to 5.1 million poor and disadvantaged people across Pakistan, monthly.

Mrs Marvi Memon stated that in order to disseminate its outreach and mission for a welfare state, the BISP collaborates with various national and international civil society and humanitarian relief organizations. This humanitarian network and field expertise of the BISP should be shared in the international convention of the UNGA High-Level Reception, she expressed.