Street Talks

ISLAMABAD –  Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) and Docthers have reached an agreement for providing healthcare to the BISP beneficiaries at concessional rates. In this regard, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Thursday between BISP and Docthers. The MoU was signed by BISP Director General Dost Ali Shah and Docthers Co-Founder and COO […]

ISLAMABAD: The government announced on Thursday a meagre increase of Rs44.80 in the monthly stipend of beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) aimed at qualifying for a United Kingdom grant. “The prime minister is pleased to approve increase in the annual stipend to BISP beneficiaries from Rs18,800 to Rs19,338 per annum,” according to an […]

ISLAMABAD –  Benazir Income Support Program’s (BISP) board has deferred the approval of Rs 115 billion BISP budget and referred the matter to the committees concerned for the recommendations. The BISP’s board approved new payment model which will enable BISP to shift the payment in entire country to biometric payment by the end of 2017. […]

KARACHI: The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) continues to almost exclusively support the Prime Minister’s Youth Business Loan (PMYBL) scheme, as 17 other banks collectively contributed hardly four per cent to overall lending under the scheme launched in 2013. The prime minister recently expressed his dismay at the management of the PMYBL scheme and directed […]

KARACHI: Banks extended Rs8.145 billion in credit to the unemployed youth under the Prime Minister Youth Business Loans (PMYBL) scheme during the second quarter (April to June) of the current calendar year, registering 10 percent growth over the previous quarter, the central bank said on Friday. Banks lent Rs7.429 billion in loans to the youth […]

Bahawalpur (Staff Reporter): The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) has disbursed loans amounting to Rs7 billion to 7,000 applicants under the Prime Minister Youth Loan Scheme. This was disclosed by NBP Bahawalpur Region’s Head Muhammad Younis at a ceremony held here on Tuesday to mark the start of Consumer Week, which will conclude on August […]

ISLAMABAD – The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has got blocked around 7,000 fraudulent mobile numbers from which fake SMSs were sent, and the law-enforcement agencies have been requested to initiate action against persons in whose names these numbers had been registered. Showing zero tolerance for corruption and fraud, seven cases of different nature have […]

KARACHI: The deadline for submission of subsidy claims by banks, working as Prime Minister’s Youth Business Loan Executing Agencies (EAs), has been enhanced by five working days, said a circular by the State Bank on Monday. Accordingly, Deve­lop­ment Finance Support Depart­ment, SBP BSC will process EAs claims for payment within 15 working days instead of […]

ISLAMABAD: The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has tightened noose on the culprits involved in looting citizens through fraud messaging, offering cash on the name of the organization. An official of BISP stated this Wednesday and said many phone numbers, being used in the scam offering money in the name of BISP, were identified with […]

KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has been voted as the best Central Bank for promoting islamic finance by a poll conducted by ‘International Finance News’, an arm of Red Money Group Malaysia. The votes were received from various institutions, practitioners and academicians from all over the world, said SBP statement here on Friday. After […]