ISLAMABAD, Jan 26 (APP): Managing Director Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal Aon Abbas Buppi said Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) will launch Orphan Donors Support Programme to help widows; PBM was planning to launch an Orphan Donors Support Programme (ODSP) to extend financial help among the widows of low income group.

Talking to APP on Thursday he said, initially 100 widows would be registered from each district of the country. The widow mother of one orphan child would be paid Rs 8,000 and Rs 12,000 will be paid to the mother of two orphan children after every three months for meeting the expenses of children.

He further said he sincerely believes that a mother can better take care of her child as comparing to orphanage.

Responding to a question he said the deserving widows would be selected on merit without any political influence. PBM has also written letters to multinational companies and chamber of commerce to donate for the ODSP the sizable chunk of their budget allocated for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to help orphans in getting basic amenities of life.

He said PBM was also planning to distribute Energy Efficient Stoves in Gilgit-Baltistan and other vulnerable areas of the country to save frequent cutting of trees. However, the multipurpose stoves can be used for cooking, keeping the room warm and can also work as geyser. Each stove costing Rs 8,500, would be provided initially to 15,000 families for saving trees.

VNS, Islamabad

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