First-ever Sweet Home in erstwhile tribal region opens in Khyber district


Ashrafuddin Pirzada

LANDIKOTAL: To help stop orphans from begging and get proper education the Pakistan Baithul Mal opened the first-ever Sweet Home in erstwhile Ex-Fata in Nai Abadi area of Khyber tribal district.

Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal managing director Aon Abbas and deputy commissioner of Khyber tribal district Mehmood Aslam Wazir formally inaugurated the sweet home. Colonel of Chitral Scouts Faisal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bait-ul-Mal director Abdul Manan was also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Aon Abbas said that they were providing clothes, medical facilities, education and food to a hundred orphans in the initial phase. He said after the Fata merger doors for development are opened in tribal areas.

He said they would ensure the quality of education for the registered orphans up to the secondary level. He added that Pakistan Bait-Ul-Mal would bear all the educational expenses of orphans till their master’s degrees.

The official said that it was the vision of Imran Khan to put at least ten thousand orphans in sweet homes across Pakistan until the end of 2019. He said so far 3800 orphans were benefiting from the facilities given in sweet homes across the country.

Abbas said they have already established 24 other sweet homes in the country where hundreds of orphans were benefiting. He said it was an honor for him that he inaugurated a sweet home established in Khyber tribal district which was the first one in all tribal districts.

A large number of residents and media persons were present on the occasion and lauded such a noble cause by the government.

Meanwhile, the registered orphaned children presented tableau, poems and tribal dance which received a huge appreciation from the spectators.