Peshawar – July 9, 2012; Al-Khidmat’s Orphan Care Program’s fundraising drive is in full swing with senior Al-Khidmat officials giving presentations to affluent and influential people in all major cities of Pakistan. One such awareness and fundraising conference for donors was organized by Al-Khidmat Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in Buner here today and was attended by a large number of the city’s affluent gentry.
Ex-Minister of Health, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Al-Khidmat Provincial President, Inayatullah Khan outlined Al-Khidmat’s determination to reach out to and assist no less than 10,000 orphan children 5 to 16 years of age all over the country at a humongous cost of Rs 300 million.
He highlighted the fact that the number of children becoming orphans had shot up significantly due to the ongoing strife and military operations in Pakistan’s restive northern areas. He said out of the total of 10,000 orphan children, the share of support to be provided by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa donors is for 1,500 children which would do towards the food, clothing and educational needs of the children.
Speakers at the conference urged donors to come forward for the support of the country’s orphan children and donate generously for this cause as it was a religious obligation as well as being a social responsibility.