12th meeting of management board of endowment fund held

KARACHI: Special Assistant to CM Sindh for Culture and Tourism Ms Sharmila Faruqui chaired 12th meeting of management board of endowment fund for needy writer, poets and artists at directorate of Culture Department.

Management board has scrutinized 329 application forms submitted by poor, ill and deserving artists from all over Sindh Province and approved 13.3 million rupees for 173 applications from endowment fund account. The 138 deferred applications of 11th meeting of management board were included in this meeting.

Faruqui said that we are custodian of funds and trying to make this system more transparent and easily accessible in rural area of Sindh. She announced 2 lac rupees for the Kishwar Jehan, widow of Syed Anwar Hussain, who was senior sound recordist at PTV and murdered in Karachi. She said that it is unfortunate that federal government and PTV did not care and support Syed Anwar Hussain’s family.

Beneficiaries of 12th meeting are Dr Aslam Azad, Nasreen Naz, Amanat Ali, Gulab Chandio, Aslam Bhutto, Mir M. Lakho, Seema Khatoon, Roshan Jee, Saleem Shehzad, Mehmood khan, Irshad ali and others. List of the beneficiaries of 12th meeting of endowment fund has been pasted at directorate of Culture.

The meeting was attended by Mustufa Qureshi, Abdul Hameed Sindhi, Sarfaraz Rajar, Salah Uddin Tunio, Naseer Baig Mirza, Hasina Moen, Fehmida Hussain, DG Culture Manzoor Kanasro, additional secretary Bashir Ahmed Brohi and Assistant director culture Zahid Akhund.

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