Asiya promises funds for marginalized communities’ welfare
Ground breaking of community development centre
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.