KARACHI (May 25, 2021): Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) called out Prime Minister Imran Ahmed Khan for changing Benazir Income Support Programme’s name and presenting it as his own. According to Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto had envisioned BISP, and the new title of Ehsas Programme is amongst the many deceptions the PM has committed.
In a statement, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that PPP government launched BISP to alleviate poverty and provide aid to the poor at a time when the world faced the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression. PPP then implemented the programme to provide the needy with financial assistance.
The past two and half years of this government have shown that selected PM lacks the vision or the ideology to launch a project so big that it attributes to reducing Pakistan’s poverty levels, he said.
The ongoing Ehsas Kafaalat Programme is originally the BISP, and the puppet Prime Minister has exposed himself to the people. This government’s petty attempts to erase the legacy of Pakistan’s first female Prime Minister would always fail, as Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto is synonymous with the welfare of the poor. It does not matter how the puppet Prime Minister tries and change the name to erase the name of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, she lives in the hearts of the people and they will always see through these petty and regressive steps.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari stated, “PPP implemented the social welfare programme under the title of BISP, and the project is recognised and admired by international institutions as a unique and progressive way of addressing extreme poverty and the need for women empowerment.”
Today, the PTI-led Federal government is shamelessly trumpeting the drums of pioneering the Ehsas Kafaalat Programme despite previously confessing before the country’s apex court that the BISP’s title has been amended to the Ehsas Kifalat Programme. The PTI-led Federal government is deceiving the people, he remarked.
Imran Khan is the most incapable and incompetent PM in Pakistan’s history. All he can do is rename projects and put up new plaques on old projects initiated by Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto.
“No matter what the illegitimate selected Prime Minister does, he can never erase the love and respect people have for Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto. In contrast, the only legacy Imran Khan will leave behind is one of economic turmoil, unemployment, and poverty. This governments lack of direction, as is evidenced by its constant U-turns on all matters of national importance, is an apt reflection of the lack of vision of the Prime Minister himself.”