Four Grade-17 officers dismissed over BISP corruption

08:00 PM | 18 Jan, 2020
Four Grade-17 officers dismissed over BISP corruption

ISLAMABAD – The Federal government has dismissed four officials from their services with Benazir Income Support Program after they were found involved in corruption, the BISP chief confirmed on Saturday. 

These officials of Grade-17 used their position to enroll their wives with the program.

Sharing the notifications of their dismissal, Sania Nishtar, who also sits as a Special Assistant to PM, took to Twitter to inform that “Rs 440, 196 has been recovered as part of Ehsas integrity and anti-corruption drive.”

It came after an inquiry was launched into the matter on the orders of Prime Minister Imran Khan who expressed displeasure when he was presented a report on the officials who were getting benefit of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP).

Out of a total of 820,165 beneficiaries recently disqualified from the BISP database, 14,730 were government employees or servants of Railways, Post and the BISP programme as the aid was not meant for government servants. According to the data, 127,826 were those whose spouses were government employees or employees of the above-mentioned departments.

BISP has now 4.27 million active beneficiaries after 0.82 million undeserving beneficiaries were delisted.

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