March 3, 2022
The World Bank team, led by Task Team Leader Sohail Saeed Abbasi and Maryam Rahim visited the Punjab Human Capital Investment Project in Bahawalpur. Project Director PHCIP Tariq Mehmood along with Program Manager PHCIP Health Dr Akhtar Rasheed, District Health Officer Bahawalpur Dr Khalid Mahmood, CEO Education Bahawalpur Zahoor Ahmed Chohan and IRM Team Lead Mehvish Mehmoona welcomed the World Bank delegation at the event where 10 productive assets under the Khud Muhkhtar Program were distributed amongst 10 BISP-registered married couples. The World Bank team also interacted with the Aaghosh Program beneficiaries (BISP-registered pregnant and lactating women) present. As per the routine system of receiving payments after a visit, the Aaghosh beneficiaries were able to receive their cash payments from the Bank of Punjab’s designated HBL Konnect stall present at the event.
During the field visit, the World Bank team toured two health facilities; a Basic Health Unit in Aghapur and a Rural Health Center in Laal Suhanera, and interacted with the Lady Health Visitors present. They spoke to the LHVs about the EMR app and the process through which beneficiaries are registered. PHCIP’s Additional Director Field Operations Zaheer Khan, Additional Director Planning Umar Mehmood, Communications Specialist Ali Mazhar also accompanied them along with the Field Team and other officials.