LAHORE - Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Farzana Raja on Monday said the government was in the process of issuing Benazir Smart Card to all poor families registered under the programme, that would entitle them to get free health facilities, life insurance and vocational training. Addressing a Press conference at the BISP Regional Office at New Muslim Town, Farzana informed the journalists that it would be a multi-purpose card and the process of its issuance had already been started from Hayatabad area of Peshawar covering 529 displaced women of Fata. Other families registered under the BISP in the four provinces would also be given the cards very soon, she added. She further said apart from getting Rs 1000 per month under the stipulated programme, the card holders would also be getting free health facilities at the government hospitals, life insurance in case of accidents and vocational training that would be imparted to one of the family member. Chairperson BISP said 0.25 million families from Swat and Fata regions would be issued the cards, which would bear computerised thumb impression of the holder instead of her picture in line with tribal traditions. The card would also serve as poverty scorecard containing all details of financial status of the holder, she added. Farzana Raja said an amount of Rs 25,000 to be paid to the IDPs of Swat and other affected areas as announced by the government, would be delivered under the BISP, benefiting the 45,000 families from the troubled region. The government, she said, had set up 21 camps in Swat and Malakand to register people under the BISP. Updating the reporters about the current status of the BISP, Farzana said 2.6 million forms were under process at the moment, while 1.8 million had started receiving the instalments. She said Rs 11 billion had so far been disbursed to the deserving families, out of total allocation of Rs 34 billion, while rest of the amount would be dispatched to the deserving families by the end of current financial year. She said the current allocation of Rs 34 billion for the support programme would be doubled in the upcoming budget.