President asks PBM to expand outreach for helping poor

ISLAMABAD   -  President Dr Arif Alvi has asked Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal to enhance its outreach to remote areas of the country to help the underprivileged sections of society.

He made these remarks at a briefing, given by Managing Director PBM, Malik Zaheer Abbas Khokhar, here Friday. 

The Managing Director PBM briefed the meeting about the role of his organization in empowering women by providing them financial assistance and different skills. 

He informed that PBM was actively working for the welfare of DAPs and the rehabilitation of child labour by enrolling them in schools. 

He apprised that PBM had introduced a conditional cash transfer scheme, initiated with the collaboration of donors, to motivate children for formal primary education instead of child labour.

Addressing the meeting, the President underlined the need for joining hands by the government and private sector to help address the issues being faced by the vulnerable segments of society. 

The President called for focusing on poverty-stricken and deprived areas of the country, particularly Balochistan, interior Sindh and erstwhile FATA, to provide financial assistance and social protection to widows, orphans, women and differently-abled people.


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