Islamabad, March 14, 2023 (PPI-OT): Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) releases first payment to the deserving families of Gilgit-Baltistan, under the “Orphans and Widows Support Programme (OWSP)”. In a graceful ceremony, Governor GB, Syed Mehdi Shah launched the programme by releasing the initial payments, in the presence of Managing Director PBM, Amir Fida Paracha, Governor Gilgit Baltistan, in his address, said OWSP is educating and empowering poor women and girls of the country, he appreciated the PBM Chief for achieving the set targets in Social Protection Field, in short span of time.
He also appreciated the PBM’s pro-poor initiatives and said along with the other measures for Orphan Children, PBM’s ongoing task encompasses the unique idea of accommodating poor widows and their school going daughters.
Highlighting the project, Managing Director PBM, Amir Fida Paracha told that the widows registered under the Benazir Income Support Programme have been connected with OWSP with the condition of having one or more school going orphan girls. Mr. Paracha said this initiative translates the distinctive and compassionate idea of protecting the orphan girls by providing them education and other basic needs of life.
“Ensuring transparency and efficacy in this project, the payments are released through UBL OMNI Digital Banking.”, he added while explaining that monthly stipend of Rs.8000/- is granted to the mother having on school going orphan girl while Rs. 12,000/- per month is given to mother of more than one school going orphan girls. Managing Director PBM, Amir Fida Paracha also reiterated his passion to materialize the vision of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto (Shaheed) for the wellbeing of vulnerable populace of the country.
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