PR No.198 Special Ceremony Held In Rawalpindi High Court Bar In Recognition Of The Valuable Service Of Md Pbm Brister Abid Waheed Shaikh In Social Protection Field Islamabad

Pakistan Bait-ul-Mall (PBM) was providing stipend to more than 20,000 poor and needy children under child support programme to complete their education said Managing Director (MD) PBM Barrister Abid Waheed Sheikh on Wednesday.

Addressing the lawyers here at Lahore High Court, Rawalpindi Bench after

inaugurating a water filtration plant, Library and Dispensary he said that he had introduced transparency, efficiency and accessibility in the PBM to enable the poor to have an easy access to resources of the social safety net.

The PBM, Abid Sheikh said, had also established 10 more Pakistan Sweet Homes for the orphan children where they were provided all facilities of a home, including lodging, clothes, food, entertainment and education facilities.

The PBM has also been running centres for rehabilitation of child labour. These centres are especially for those children who have been forced by domestic problems to take up small jobs. Such children are provided free education. To encourage their families to send their children to PBM centres, they are also provided a monthly stipend.

In the health sector, the PBM is bearing full expenses for terminal diseases like cancer, hepatitis, heart diseases etc. In all big hospitals of the country, the Bait ul Mal had opened special counters/centres to help those people who sought financial assistance for medical treatment, he said.

He further said, a Thalassaemia Centre had also been established by PBM which was state-of-the-art facility and third biggest center in the region.

He said, the centre was helpful in mitigating the sufferings of thalassaemic children as they needed special medical care. The patients were being provided free of cost blood transfusion facility.

The centre had blood bank and laboratory, he added. On the occasion, Pesident of Lahore High Court Bar Association, Rawalpindi Bench, Sheikh Suleman and Presidents of District and Tehsil Bar Associations of Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Attock and Murree were present.

Earlier, President of Rawalpindi High Court Bar Association Muhammad Sulman appreciated valuable service of Brisiter Abid Waheed Shaikh in the field of social protection.