Welfare organizations should ensure self-respect of people

KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has said that welfare and helping of deserving people was a responsibility of government and society and there was a need to work for the welfare and stability of deserving people on solid basis.

He said this while addressing a meeting to review the efforts of helping and stability of deserving people at his office. Director Social Welfare Nuzhat Fatima, Assistant Commissioner Shahzaib Sheikh, Director Benazir Income Support Program Naveeda Arwarsi, senior officers of department of Zakat, Bait-ul-Maal, and Benazir Bhutto Program and representatives of Sailani Welfare Trust and Alamgir Trust were also present on the occasion.

The commissioner said that the government organizations of deserving people’s welfare and stability should ensure that the stability work of deserving people was done transparently. The rules that had been set for the needy people were fulfilled by them.

He said that it should be guaranteed that the self-respect and honour of the poverty-stricken people was not offended by the process of distributing aid.

“Priorities should be set in which medical of the people should be given the most priority, while it should be ensured that every possible help was executed for the education of needy students,” he said.

Siddiqui encouraged the role of the philanthropists and welfare workers in the society. He asked all the government and non-government social and welfare organizations that they should induct technical training and education in the efforts for the stability of needy people. In this connection, cooperation with technical training organizations and job providers should be strengthened.

He expressed hope that philanthropists would add technical training into their programmes for the help of indigent people so that more and more skill development opportunities could be created for them and help eradicate unemployment in the society which would be a great service to the society.

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