PBM establishes 75 orphanages: Senate told.


Islamabad -- The Senate was informed that Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal established seventy five orphanages named as Dar-ul-Ehsaas across the country during last year for welfare of the orphans.

Responding to a question during the Questions Hour in Senate, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Azam Khan Swati said children in orphanages are provided quality education by the best private educational institutions of the respective area. The Minister said Youth Villa has been established in Karachi for adolescent children where five thousand children may be accommodated.

Answering another question, he said government has introduced Ehsaas program to uplift the poor people of the country.

Azam Khan Swati said Waseela-e-Taleem is another program being run by BISP currently operational in fifty districts across the country to encourage enrollment in schools.

He said a large number of government employees who are undeserving beneficiaries of Benazir Income Support program have been identified; which will make this program more transparent.

The Chairman Senate directed the Minister to provide the complete list of all those officers who fraudulently benefited from BISP.

Responding to a question about air flights from Quetta to other cities of Balochistan, Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan said PIA will start operations from Quetta to Gwadar and Turbat keeping in...

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