Pak Taliban declares economic support under BISP to women as ‘haram’

April 6th, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI  

Taliban Khar, Apr 6 (ANI): The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Bajaur Agency has declared that the money provided by the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) to women as “haram and un-Islamic”.

The TTP also warned the women against getting the BISP support money or having Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs) made.

In a broadcast on the Taliban’s illegal radio channel, Bajaur TTP chief Faqir Mohammad asked the people to stop women in their families from getting their CNICs made as during the process, the women had to come in contact with men, which was considered ‘obscenity’.

The Daily Times quoted him as saying that women did not need CNICs and the TTP would not allow them to get the cards.

The PPP-led Government had introduced Benazir Income Support Programme that would benefit 3.4 million families who will get subsistence allowance as well as resources to start their own earning.

Under the programme, Rs 1,000 per month is given to each of 3.4 million families, covering about 14 to 15 per cent of the population in the lowest income bracket. (ANI)

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