Wives of various heads of missions in Pakistan visit PBM-run rehabilitation school

Zubair Qureshi

A group of the wives of different heads of the Diplomatic Missions in Islamabad visited the School for Rehabilitation of Child Labour run by Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) on Tuesday and spent time with children there.

They also distributed gifts and talked to the children about their new life of education and learning at the schools.

Among the visiting guests included wives of the Heads of Missions of Turkey, Bangladesh, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Kenya, Palestine, Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Egypt.

Managing Director PBM, Malik Zaheer Abbas Khokhar welcomed the distinguished guests and gave a detailed briefing about the PBM’s poor friendly initiatives being taken under Prime Minister’s Ehsaas Programme to uplift the lives of vulnerable communities of the country.MD PBM told the visiting guests that the PBM was running 159 Schools throughout the country to pull out the children from bonded labour and to impart them education.

These children are also provided pocket money on a daily basis while monthly stipends are also given to their parents. Moreover, uniforms, books, stationary, healthcare and hair cutting facilities are also available to these children free of charge.

The visiting ladies appreciated the initiative and also vowed to carry out the social services in the country along with Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal.

They also visited all the class rooms and were briefed about the books and different courses being taught to the children. The spouses of the Heads of Diplomatic Missions distributed sweets and books among the students.

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