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Event Title: Senator Moula Bux Chandio, Convener Sub-Committee of The Senate Standing Committee on Interior Presiding over a Meeting of The Committee at Parliament House Islamabad

Event Date: 2023-07-24

A sub-committee meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Interior took place today at Parliament House, chaired by Senator Moula Bux Chandio.

During the meeting, the Secretary Poverty Alleviation provided an update on the progress of the CDA's Sasta Bazars, which received a total of 1590 applications for Stalls. The data from these applications was shared with BISP for assessment, data revealed that 280 applicants were registered with BISP, out of which 24 were classified as very poor. Following the discussion, the Secretary Poverty Alleviation recommended the immediate issuance of allotment letters to 180 applicants.

It was mutually agreed during the meeting that the first phase would involve handing over 180 allotment letters for Stalls on Wednesday. Furthermore, the allocation process for the remaining applicants will be completed soon. The chair directed to expedite the construction work for Sasta Bazars on five identified sites in Islamabad. The committee strongly recommended to exclusively mention women in the next advertisement in order to encourage them to apply for the program as well.

Senior officials from both Poverty Alleviation and CDA were present at the meeting.