Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal or (PBM) is a charity and social welfare organisation to help the poor and needy in Pakistan. PBM is a semi-autonomous body set up through a 1992 Act of the Government of Pakistan.
Mission and objectives
PBM significantly contributes to poverty alleviation through its various projects, including providing assistance to the destitute, widows, orphans, invalids, and other needy persons in the society. It provides financial assistance to the needy with emphasis on rehabilitation. PBM is assisting the poor in a variety of areas with the government funds.
- Special Program that provides financial help to deserving poor people earning less than Rupees10,000 a month
- Educational assistance to the needy and orphans and financial aid for the non-affording and deserving students for higher professional education
- Residential accommodation in shelter homes for the deserving homeless and abandoned elderly people
- Set up free hospitals and rehabilitation centers for the poor to provide free medical treatment
- Financial aid and grants to charitable institutions with educational & vocational training programs
- Sponsor and promote self-employment schemes
- Provide relief to the needy and poor during natural disasters
Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal also is the sponsor of Benazir Income Support Programme. It also provides money to poor and deserving students of almost all universities of Pakistan. Barrister Abid Waheed Sheikh is the Managig Director (MD) of Pakistan Bait-ul Mal.
The Pakistan Sweet Homes project is the sister project for orphans. Zamarud Khan, a former medical doctor is the chairman of Pakistan Sweet Homes, where 3100 children receive basic education, and around 200 girls are being nourished and educated.
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