On May 13, the Punjab Education Department declared the reopening of all government schools throughout the province. Alongside this announcement, the verification process for children enrolled in the Benazir Income Support Program will also recommence on the same day.
Secretary School Education Ahmad Dawla emphasized that Friday marked the conclusion of the school holidays in Punjab. As a result, government schools across Punjab will resume their regular operations starting from Saturday. It is important to recall that the closure of schools in the country was enforced due to escalated violent protests following the arrest of Chairman Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan, four days ago.
BISP Student Verification
During a press conference held on May 12, 2030, the Deputy Director of the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) announced that the process of verifying the attendance of registered students would commence the following day, on Saturday, in all schools across Pakistan.
For women who are already receiving financial assistance from the BISP, they are required to have their children’s B-Form, a legal document used for identification, signed by the respective school teachers. The teachers will provide a form for this purpose.
It is important to note that students’ attendance should meet a minimum threshold of 70 percent. Subsequently, attendance verification will be conducted every three months for children registered under the Benazir Income Support Program, ensuring their attendance remains above the 70 percent requirement.
Following that, attendance verification takes place every three months for children registered under the Benazir Income Support Program, provided their attendance exceeds 70 percent. This periodic verification ensures continued eligibility and adherence to the program’s requirements.