Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund partnership for implementation of Emergency Cash Transfer Post-Earthquake, 2015

Islamabad, January 28, 2016 (PPI-OT): Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) and UNICEF joined hands to commemorate the spirit of mutual cooperation in the social welfare sector. Managing Director PBM, Barrister Abid Waheed Sheikh and Representative from UNICEF Ms. Angela Kearney signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard in a signing ceremony held at PBM’s head office, Islamabad.

Addressing on the occasion, Barrister Abid Waheed Sheikh said that this project seeks to further strengthen the existing partnership between PBM and UNICEF ongoing since long, evidenced by the successful execution of an education conditional cash transfer (CCT) through PBM’s Child Support Program.

He further told that after the adverse earthquake of 2015, the Government as part of its humanitarian response announced a comprehensive package to support families in KPK who experience death, injury or damage to housing. District Chitral, being one of the most affected districts overall, with highest housing damage and having the greatest number of injuries, has been selected for financial compensation i.e. Rs.3000/- among as many as 17000 poorest of the poor families of district Chitral. MD PBM said that it was an impressive move that an International organization like UNICEF in Pakistan is making its valuable contribution for the uplift of the underprivileged along with Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal.

Talking on the occasion Ms. Angela Kearney showed her confidence and trust in PBM’s ability to serve the poor community. She explained that this new initiative in District Chitral will help in realizing the nutrition and health needs of children and women, especially in extreme weather conditions. UNICEF representative eulogized the vision of Managing Director, Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal for well being of the marginalized segment of the society. She also assured M.D PBM of UNICEF support and showed determination to extend cooperation on different projects pertaining to poverty alleviation.

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