Monday, 29 October 2012

Faisalabad to have housing colony for widows and orphans

The Faisalabad Development Trust (FDT) will construct 200-500 houses of two marla each for the deserving poor widows and orphans.
Faisalabad to have housing colony for widows and orphans

This was decided in a meeting of the FDT Board of Trustees held under the chairmanship of Commissioner Syed Tahir Hussain here on Tuesday. The meeting said that the survey for providing suitable state land to the trust for the project would be completed in a week. The meeting decided to frame the by-laws of the proposed colony.

The meeting agreed with the suggestion of trustee Syed Omer Nazar Shah said that the trust would construct the colony for widows and orphans in two phases and in the first phase, 200 houses would be constructed.

On a proposal of another trustee, Abid Kamal, the meeting decided to construct a thalassemia hospital in Faisalabad where operations of bone marrow would be conducted. The trustees expressed their willingness to initially donate Rs 10 million for the project and requested the commissioner to allocate land for it. They said that the proposed thalassemia hospital could immediately be started provided a suitable portion in the Allied Hospital, DHQ Hospital or General Hospital was made available to the FDT.

The meeting considered the request of the Government College University Faisalabad vice-chancellor for donation of Rs 4.6 million to pay fees of the deserving and poor students and constituted a three-member committee for the purpose. Speaking on the occasion, the commissioner said that besides providing state land to the FDT for the housing project, the City District Government Faisalabad would also provide infrastructure, including the provision of roads, electricity, gas and drinking water. FDT Chairman Mian Muhammad Tayyab said that the trust had so far provided more than Rs 80 million for the accomplishment of various welfare projects, which included construction of 60 houses in Shahbaz Colony. Trustee Abid Kamal proposed immediate construction of an expo centre in Faisalabad.

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