Minister of Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety, Shazia Marri has said Benazir Income Support Programme in collaboration with World Food Programme has decided to cover the flood affected pregnant mothers and children under the Benazir Nashonuma Programme.
Talking to the APP, she said for this purpose, an additional amount of one billion rupees would be allocated for the flood affected mothers and children apart from the existing beneficiaries.
She said around 33 million people have been displaced at national level as a result of the recent floods which is a big number.
Shazia Marri urged the international community and philanthropists to stand with the flood victims and extend support.
Source: Radio Pakistan