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Transgender people receive 7,000 rupees under Benazir Kafarat scheme

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Transgender people receive 7,000 rupees under Benazir Kafarat scheme

The Benazir Income Assistance Board (BISP) on Friday named beneficiaries of transgender people to include more disadvantaged groups in the program (BKP).

An agreement was reached at the 56th BISP Council meeting chaired by Germany’s Minister of Poverty Alleviation and Social Security and her BISP chairman Shazia Marri, according to an official statement.

“The 56th Board Meeting of the Benazir Income Assistance Program, chaired by Federal Minister/BISP Chairman Shazia Atta Marri, has taken decisions on structural reforms that extend benefits to [the] transgender community and [is] committed to and offers some help to do this Read the post on BISP’s official Twitter handle.

In a video of her message on Friday, Mari explained the process.

“Transgender members of the community are encouraged to register with the BKP,” she added, adding that upon successful registration, they can receive Rs 7,000.

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