The Benazir Income Support Board (BISP) named transgender people beneficiaries on Friday in an effort to include more and more disadvantaged groups in the programme (BKP).
A consensus to this effect was reached in the 56th BISP Board of Directors meeting, chaired by the Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety and BISP Chairperson Shazia Marri, according to an official statement.
“The 56th Board Meeting of the Benazir Income Support Programme, which was held under the chair of Federal Minister/Chairperson BISP Shazia Atta Marri, has taken decisions on structural reforms, extending benefits to [the] transgender community, and [is] aimed to extend all possible help to needy people,” said a post on the official BISP Twitter handle.
In a video message on Friday, Marri explained the process.
“The members of the transgender community are urged to register themselves with BKP, adding that they would receive Rs7,000 upon successful registration,” the message said.