Marvi Memon removed as chairperson of BISP

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Islamabad (Web Desk) As dem­anded by two mainstream political parties, the caretaker government on Fri­day removed chairperson of the Benazir Income Sup­port Programme Marvi Memon from her office.

A notification issued by the government said Ms Memon had been removed from her office.

Former MNA Memon, a leader of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), served as head of the BISP for over three years replacing another PML-N leader Enver Baig in Feb 2015.

It became a source of concern for the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf as to why she was not removed when the caretaker government replaced all heads of institutions, local administrations and police. She also enjoyed the status of a federal minister.

The PPP had written to the Chief Election Commissioner, seeking removal of Ms Memon as the BISP chairperson.

Earlier, a letter by the PPP Information Secretary Dr Nafisa Shah had stated that Ms Memon did not resign like other cabinet ministers at the end of the five-year term of the PML-N government.

PPP believed that the BISP was a highly influential program which disbursed money to some 5.2 million families and could easily manipulate the forthcoming elections.

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