BENAZIR INCOME SUPPORT PROGRAMME, WOMEN EMPOWERMENT, UNCONDITIONAL CASH GRANT AND LOAN IN ISLAM. A CASE STUDY OF MUZAFFARGARH
Poverty has become one of the most widespread phenomena affecting the human race on the globe. Islam encourages people to help the poor. All the governments and international organizations are trying to cope this problem and fighting hard to bring their people out of the poverty. Micro finance schemes, social support programs and social safety nets have been introduced globally, especially in the developing and underdeveloped countries. In Pakistan, Benazir Income Support Program was introduced by Pakistan People’s Party government in 2008 and it is working to provide some financial support to the poorest communities. Following study makes an attempt to find out whether or not BISP has played any role to empower the beneficiary women in the social structure. The study also measures whether Islamic perspectives of individuals helps them?