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Event Title: Senator Naseebullah Bazai, Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Poverty Alleviation & Social Safety presiding over a Meeting of the Committee at Parliament House Islamabad

Event Date: 2023-07-31

Meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety was held at Parliament House on Monday with Senator Naseebullah Bazai in the Chair.

The Committee considered the private member bill titled "The Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (Amendment)  2022 introduced by Senator Sania Nishtar in the Senate sitting held on 10th October, 2022 and referred by the House to the Standing Committee for Consideration and report. The committee considered the Bill clause by clause where majority of the members voted against the proposed amendments. However,  clauses 15 and 16 of the proposed bill were supported both by Ministry and the Committee. After detailed deliberation the bill was opposed by the Committee with a majority vote.

The Committee was briefied on the budgetary allocation of Ministry of Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety and it's attached departments for financial year 2023-24. Officials apprised that the total budget of Ministry of Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety is approximately 252.22 Million rupees. However, as far as the budget of attached departments is concerned, 1500 Million rupees is allocated for National Poverty Graduation Programme,419 Million Rupees for Sehat Tafauz Programme,80.870 Million Rupees for Social Protection Delivery Unit,471,683 Million Rupees for Benazir Income Support Program and around 7,674.620 Million Rupees has been allocated for Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal.

The meeting was attended by Senator Keshoo Bai, Senator Kamran Murtaza, Senator Sania Nishtar, Senator Danesh Kumar, Senator Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, Minister of State for Ministry of Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Faisal Karim Kundi and others senior officers of relevant departments were also in attendance.