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BISP beneficiaries hit by fake SIM cards scam

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Dozens of people in the district were deprived of their cash grants by the officials involved in the process of delivering money to the poor and needy, most of them women.

The PPP government had started supporting economically deprived people under the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Programme and its forms were distributed among the poor through their public representatives. These forms were then checked in a survey conducted by a non-government organisation.

''Fake SIM cards scam''

In Layyah district, most of selected beneficiaries are women. The government started providing a Rs1,000 per month cash grant which was paid after every three months and per month amount was increased by Rs200 by the PML-N government. At first, the collaboration of the Pakistan Post and the cash grants were delivered at their doorsteps via money orders. But on the rising complaints, money was not delivered by the postmen.

The government had started a pilot project in the first phase and Layyah was the district selected from Punjab.

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Fareedullah Chaudhry
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Beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) of the district were deprived of their cash grants through fake mobile phone SIM cards, Dawn learnt during a survey.
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