Marvi faces protest at Mirpurkhas ceremony

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Marvi faces protest at Mirpurkhas ceremony MIRPURKHAS: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) youth wing activists and a large number of women beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) held a protest demonstration when BISP chairperson Marvi Memon arrived here on Sunday to inaugurate the biometric system installed at an Omni shop.

The purpose for the installation of the system is to minimise chances of corruption in the disbursement of financial aid to BISP beneficiaries.

The protesters raised slogans against corruption by some local BISP officials and unauthorised people when Ms Memon, along with Sindh BISP Director General Naeem Khaskheli and Mirpurkhas division director Ziaullah Bhutto, arrived at Makkah Masjid chowk in Satellite Town, where the Omni shop is situated.Some of the protesters demanded removal of Ms Memon for her failure in addressing widespread complaints regarding a fair and easy disbursement of the assistance.

Led by the youth wing president, Kamran Qureshi, and another activist, Abdul Rasheed, the protesters carrying banners and placards demanded action against unscrupulous BISP functionaries and the unauthorised elements who, they alleged, had been cheating simple women on the pretext of getting them the money.

They claimed that Ms Memon did not pay attention to hundreds of complaints made by BISP beneficiaries regarding corruption and swindle.

At the same venue, a group of PML-N activists started raising slogans in favour of Ms Memon.

When she was asked about the protesters, she said they were actually “agents”, and not PML-N workers, who were disturbed by the measures to curb their illegal activities.

Later, Ms Memon inaugurated the newly-installed biometric machine.

Source: http://www.dawn.com/news/1289108/marvi-faces-protest-at-mirpurkhas-ceremony

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