The National Assembly Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat was briefed about the organizational structure and scope of activities of the Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) here on Monday.
The meeting of NA Body on Cabinet Secretariat was held with MNA Syed Amin-ul-Haque in chair.
The Committee was apprised that Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal had been mandated to facilitate marginalized segments of the society through providing them financial assistance, rehabilitation and financial assistance for educational and health purposes.
Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal extended assistance from annual grants received from the government through its Dar-ul-Ehsas Orphanages, child support program, education for deserving students, health facilities to destitute patients and women empowerment through Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal establishment and social service organizations, the Committee apprised further.
Managing Director Aon Abbas Buppi informed the Committee that the financial and administrative system in Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal had been strengthened and digitalization of the record of beneficiaries of the Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal had been carried out besides establishment of facilitation centers and regional/sub-offices to ensure decentralization of the power and transparency. He also informed the Committee about the future initiatives of the Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal.
The Committee appreciated the performance of the Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal and directed to extend its facilities to other less developed districts of the country. The Committee also recommended for enhancing public outreach in all the districts so that the maximum number of destitute could benefit. The Committee also recommended for initiation of program for rehabilitation of families of shuhda and victims of violence and abuse.
The Committee later discussed the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2018 Amendment of (Article 27) (moved by Ms. Aliya Kamran, MNA) and pended discussion on the Bill subject to decision of the Cabinet Committee on disposal of legislative business. The Committee directed the Establishment Division to apprise it on the Federal Public Service Commission (Validation of Rules) Ordinance, 2018 (Ord. No. XII of 2018) in light of the latest proceedings of the Supreme Court on a petition filed by an aggrieved candidate.
The meeting was attended by Mr. Ali Muhammad Khan, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, MNAs; Mr. Saleem Rehman, Mr. Ali Nawaz Awan, Mr. Tahir Sadiq, Mr. Muhammad Aslam Khan, Ms. Uzma Riaz, Mr. Muhammad Hashim, Mr. Rasheed Ahmad Khan, Mr. Ahmad Raza Maneka, Rana Iradat Sharif Khan, Mrs. Seema Mohiuddin Jameeli, Mr. Raza Rabani Khar, Mir Ghulam Ali Talpur, Syed Mehmood Shah, Movers of the Bill/Calling Attention Ms. Aliya Kamran, Mr. Ali Khan Jadoon, Secretary, Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division, Mr. Aon Abbas Buppi, Managing Director (PMB), Additional Secretary Establishment Division, Secretary FPSC and senior officers of the concerned departments.