ISLAMABAD ( BMZ REPORT )
Mobicash has been awarded the mandate to disburse funds to TDP’s in the KPK province. The Agreement signing ceremony was held at Governor House, Peshawar which was attended by Chief Commercial Officer Mobilink, Bilal Munir Sheikh, DirectorMobilink’s Mobile Financial Services Ms. Aniqa Afzal Sandhu, CEO/PresidentWaseela Microfinance Bank Mr. Ghazanfar Azzam and DG FDMA Mr. Ikram Ullah.Theagreement was signed by DG FDMA andPresident Waseela Microfinance bank Ghazanfar Azzam.
In total there are 103,000 families who will be moving back to their homes. During the initial phase of this project, being launched from February, Mobicash willdisburse funds to fifty two thousand families. The first phase payment will be PKR 8,000 to each family as a transportation allowance. The total size of the disbursement will be approximately PKR416 Million. These funds will be disbursed using the standard “Money Transfer” facility. The “Beneficiaries” can cash-out the rehabilitation funds from any of Mobicash’s retail channel outlets.
In the second phase of the project, each beneficiary family will be given PKR25,000 as a“Settlement Allowance”. Beneficiary families will be issued Mobicash ATM cards through distribution centers whereby, the funds can be cashed out through any ATM machine featuring 1-link or M-net connection. The Total disbursement size for this tranche of Settlement Allowancewill be approximately PKR 1.3 Billion.
Bilal Munir Sheikh Chief Commercial Officer, Mobilinksaid; “Mobilink, as a socially-responsible corporate citizen, has always been at the forefront of supporting the marginalized segments and making a positive social impact. Our engagement with the TDP’Ss’ fund disbursement project reflects our commitment to facilitate the suffering TDP’Scommunity. Thus, Mobilink will serve as a bridge between the government of Pakistan and theTDPs from the KPK and FATA regions that are in dire need of the nation’s help.”
Ghazanfar Azzam CEO Waseela Bank said, “Waseela Bank and Mobilink teams are working to ensure thatMobicash reaches out to the unbanked population of the country. Mobicash is the fastest growing mobile financial network with over 50,000 retailers across Pakistan. Our collaboration with Government of Pakistan for the disbursement of funds is a testament of our commitment to serve the marginalized strata of our society through the most innovative Mobile banking solutions.”
The progress on this project will be conducted in a transparent manner, as the issuance of Free Sims and account opening process through Biometric-Verification begins in February. Mobicash will ensure Data-connectivity to ensure smooth activations, while Waseela Bank will conduct the On-ground operations & work processes. Progress will be made credible and visible through effective media-management and maintaining liaisons with the relevant departments of the government.