President United Nations General Assembly meets Chairperson BISP

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Islamabad, Jan 18 (app): Chairperson Benazir Income Support Program Dr Sania Nishtar has said that social protection and poverty reduction are foremost priority of the present government.

Talking to a delegation of United Nations led by President United Nations General Assembly María Fernanda Espinosa in Islamabad on Friday, the Chairperson said that the program is apolitical in nature and multifaceted to address the most vulnerable segment of the society.

She emphasized the importance of the program while correlating its significance with top five United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals including Poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being quality education and gender equality.

On the occasion, President United Nations General Assembly María Fernanda Espinosa appreciated the work and effort being put in by the organization at the national scale for poverty alleviation and socio-economic activities in the country.

Terming the program as “Revolutionary Program”, she expressed that it is more of a complete strategy for poverty reduction, which will have surely far-reaching impact on the society.

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VNS, Islamabad