Islamabad: President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi has said that there is no dearth of philanthropy in Pakistan. The need of the hour is to properly channelize these efforts for the welfare of the masses. He said this while chairing a presentation by Managing Director, Pakistan Bait ul Maal, Aun Abbas Bappi on Tuesday. SAPM on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Adviser on Establishment, Mohammad Shehzad Arbab, and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Muhammad Khan were also present on the occasion.
Appreciating the tremendous philanthropic work being done in Pakistan, the President emphasized that these efforts must be coordinated in the same direction by taking all NGOs in the loop for uplifting the marginalized strata of the society and to increase the philanthropic footprint across Pakistan. In this regard, he emphasized the paramount importance of public-private partnerships. He underlined the need to bolster the endeavours for the protection and care of orphans and people with disabilities and empowerment of women, especially in the erstwhile FATA. There are too many needy people who require help, therefore, we must make collective efforts to uplift these people out of poverty, he added.
The President launched Pakistan Bait ul Maal’s mobile app for people with disabilities. He also had a brief interaction with some of the beneficiaries of Pakistan Bait ul Maal and visited its facilitation centre. He commended Pakistan Bait ul Maal’s efforts and initiatives for the betterment of the destitute.