ISLAMABAD: With the orphanage in the capital in a dilapidated state, Islamabad Mayor and Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Sheikh Anser Aziz has approved a plan to increase the amount of money contributed by employees of the civic body.
However, it is unclear whether the increase would bring about a windfall for the orphanage.
According to the plans, each CDA employee will be required to contribute a minimum of Rs50 for the orphans at the Pakistan Sweet Homes. This is up 400 per cent from the previous requirement of Rs10 per CDA employee.
A notification to this effect has been issued by Finance Wing of Capital Development Authority.
The new collection amount would be deducted from a CDA employee’s salary and would be applicable from the first of January.
However, if anyone does not want to donate money to this cause, the employee concerned can write to the concerned DDO or accounts officer to request that the deduction is stopped.
“Patronising the orphans is our social and religious responsibility. Pakistan Sweet Homes is an institution providing shelter, education and most importantly, a home-like environment to orphan children, and all of us should contribute towards Pakistan Sweet Homes with generosity and open hearts,” Aziz said.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 30th, 2017.
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