PESHAWAR – Sarhad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) on Thursday extended a financial assistance of Rs 0.1 million to Al-Khidmat Orphan Care Programme, asked the organisation to work with spirit of greater well-being of orphans in the province.

A delegation of the Al-Khidmat Foundation, Pakistan led by its provincial president Inayatullah held a meeting with SCCI president Afan Aziz here at the chamber. On the occasion SCCI Vice President Ziaul Haq Sarhadi, Abid Salam, and members of executive body were present.

Afan Aziz, while appreciating the initiative of Al-Khidmat Foundation for orphans, said that the organisation has also played importance role in provision of better health and education facilities as well. He said that their religious preached them to extend maximum support to helpless and needy people, especially orphans children. He said it was a religious obligation to support orphans to become a civilized citizen in the society.

Afan Aziz handed over a cheque of Rs 0.1 million to provincial president Al-Khidmat Foundation, Inayatullah for Orphans Care Programme. While extending gratitude to SCCI, Inayatullah informed that the organisation would support orphans hailing from Azad Jammu Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Fata under the program. He further added that a Al-Khidmat Aaghosh Centre was established at district Attock, wherein more than 210 Orphans children were provided better education and other facilities.

He said the organisation would provide financial assistance to more than 1,500 orphan children in Peshawar and around 500 in Federally Administrative Tribal Areas. The SCCI, Vice President Ziaul Haq Sarhadi also spoke on the occasion.