Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, President PPP Central Punjab, while talking to the Japanese ambassador,Hiroshi Inomata, in Islamabad today after the signing ceremony of MOU between Amir Begum Welfare Trust and the Embassy, commended the assistance of the Japanese government in the social sector of Pakistan– education and health in particular– through NGO’s. He added that the poor people are the main beneficiaries.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by the Japanese Ambassadors Hiroshi Inomata and Madam Robina Shaheen Wattoo, EX- MNA, Chairman Amir Begum Walfare Trust, in the presence of Mian Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo who is also the Patron-in- Chief of the Trust.
According to the MOU, the Japanese government will make available six filtration plants to the Trust for district Okara aimed at providing clean drinking water facility to the people who are hitherto without it.
It may mentioned here that the Japanese government earlier extended Rs. 15 million financial assistance to the Trust for building a High School for Girls which is now imparting education to girls in village Mongi Ram Singh, District Okara, under the supervision of the Trust management.
Amir Begum Welfare Trust is also running a modern Hospital equipped with the latest machinery at Deepalpur, Okara, where annually about six thousands poor people are getting dialysis facility free of cost. It is the only hospital of the kind between Lahore and Multan, for which Australian government helped the Trust generously, according to the Chairman.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo said that the Trust was also running a Vocational Training Institute for Girls which was established with the financial and technical assistance of the brotherly country Turkey.
He further said that the Trust had the programme to extend financial assistance to the poor talented students adding about more than fifty such students completed their professional education and were serving the nation as doctors, engineers, managers etc. About seventy such students are being helped by the Trust at present.
He added that the Trust also bore the total expenditures of marriages of 900 poor couples and this social service was continuing.