Farzana Raja in New Delhi to attend South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Conference

Karachi: Federal Minister and Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), Madame Farzana Raja, under special directives of Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has arrived in New Delhi while leading a high level delegation to represent Pakistan in SAARC Conference on Poverty Alleviation, Socio Economic Development, Public Health and Serving Poor Masses.

The Conference is being held from September 7 to 9 and it would chalk out SAARC’s vision for next 25 years regarding poverty alleviation, socio economic development, public health and serving poor masses.

During the Conference, Madame Farzana Raja will apprise the participants about the various steps being taken in Pakistan regarding poverty alleviation especially the efforts of BISP in this regard. Besides, she will highlight the possibilities of enhanced cooperation between the SAARC countries regarding poverty alleviation, socio-economic development and public health.

Earlier, Madame Farzana Raja met President Asif Ali Zardari and informed him about forthcoming SAARC Conference, her recent visit to China, Sino-Pak bilateral relation and various MoUs signed in Beijing between the two countries during her visit. The President lauded Madame Farzana Raja on her successful China visit and performance of BISP whereby directing her to expand the programme further.

Madame Farzana Raja also congratulated President Asif Ali Zardari on completion of 3 years in the Presidential office.

For more information, contact:
Shafquat Ali
Assistant Media Officer
Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) – Sindh
Cell: +92333 239 4466

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