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3.8m households registered in pilot phase of BISP poverty resurvey

ISLAMABAD: Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has registered 3.8 million household in pilot phase of poverty resurvey being conducted in 16 districts of the country started in June 2016.

The pilot project districts included Haripur, Bahawalpur from Punjab, Nasirabad and Sukkur from Sindh where desk approach was introduced while in other 12 districts Mirpur of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Charsadda, Lakki Marwat from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chakwal, Layyah, Faisalabad, from Punjab) Jacobabad, Sukkur, Thatta from Sindh Qila Saifullah, Kech, Nasirabad from Balochistan Gilgit from Gilgit-Baltistan and Mohmand Agency from FATA where the data was being compiled through door to door approach.

BISP has adopted “Computer Assisted Personal Interviews” instead of “Paper Assisted Personal Interviews” technique this time to overcome the inclusion and exclusion errors.

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