Asiya prom­ises funds for marginal­ized com­mu­ni­ties’ wel­fare

Ground break­ing of com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment cen­tre

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES -

ZUBAIR QURESHI ISLAMABAD— Mem­ber of the Na­tional As­sem­bly from JUI- F, ma­jor ally of the Pak­istan Mus­lim League- N ( PML- N) led gov­ern­ment, Asiya Nasir has promised to take up the cause of the Chris­tian com­mu­nity’s wel­fare in the Na­tional As­sem­bly and pro­vide funds for them.

Asiya Nasir made this prom­ise at the ground- break­ing cer­e­mony of the Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Cen­tre in Sec­tor G- 8/ 2. Com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment cen­tre is an ini­tia­tive of the Pak­istan Chris­tian Wel­fare So­ci­ety ( PCWS) and fo­cuses on up­lift of the needy and the marginal­ized com­mu­ni­ties of the fed­eral cap­i­tal.

Asiya Nasir who rep­re­sents JUI- F’s mi­nor­ity wing in the Par­lia­ment high­lighted the ser­vices of the non- Mus­lims, par­tic­u­larly the Chris­tian com­mu­nity in the wel­fare and de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try. Chris­tian com­mu­nity takes pride in ser­vice and ma­jor­ity of the health and ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions of the coun­try were founded by them, she said. For the progress and pros­per­ity of Pak­istan, we need to take along all the com­mu­ni­ties and be­liev­ers of dif­fer­ent faiths so that the coun­try could flour­ish in ac­cor­dance with the vi­sion of Quaid- e- Azam Muham­mad Ali Jin­nah.

Younas Sha­keel the chair­man of the so­ci­ety while brief­ing the guest of hon­our on the pro­posed com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment cen­tre said it was purely on self- help and in­di­vid­ual con­tri­bu­tions. The cen­tre would be a 30x55 double- storey build­ing and is a Rs16 mil­lion project.

We have been re­ceiv­ing con­tri­bu­tions from the in­di­vid­u­als and or­ga­ni­za­tions but still we have a long way to go, he said. The cen­tre will cater to the needs of un­der­priv­i­leged com­mu­ni­ties and its ob­jec­tives will be to pro­vide as­sis­tance to the needy com­mu­nity and in­di­vid­u­als in the fields of ed­u­ca­tion, health, fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance, shel­ter etc, he fur­ther said. Skill de­vel­op­ment and small projects for pro­vi­sion of liveli­hood are also part of the wel­fare plan, he said. He thanked MNA Asiya Nasir for her gen­er­ous sup­port say­ing it was a morale boost­ing ad­dress and the en­tire com­mu­nity val­ues her words.

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