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BISP should be expanded to far-flung areas: President Hussain

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday called for the expansion of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) to far-flung areas across the country.  The president addressing the launching ceremony of 'BISP Impact Assessment Report' also desired that programmes should be launched to ensure that the existing beneficiaries are able to stand on their own feet economically. President Hussain expressed confidence that BISP would secure a prominent place globally if it pays attention to these aspects. He proposed…

KP govt to provide health, education facilities to ‘registered’ transgenders

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Tuesday decided to start registration of transgenders to help the community avail health grant and other facilities, ARY News reported. Advisor to Chief Minister on Information and Higher Education Mushtaq Ghani chaired a meeting at the CM Secretariat in order to discuss and review progress on the resolution of issues faced by the transgender community. Additional Secretary Social Welfare said that inclusion of transgender column in the census form is not possible without…