ATTOCK

State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad attended a cheque distribution ceremony held in connection with International Orphan Day, and said that the society gives importance to orphans and the needy children and utilise all available resources for their rehabilitation.

He said these orphans are asset of the society which should made them useful members so that they could serve the nation in a better way. He said that Sweet Home has been established in Attock for the orphans sponsored by Pakistan Baitul Mal and now efforts will be made to interlink Aghosh and Sweet Home to serve the orphans in a better way. The state minister said that those serving the orphans were the best human beings. “Our religion also teaches us to serve orphans and keep doors open for them,” he said.

On the occasion, Administrator Aghosh Shabbir Ahmad Kakkhel said that in Aghosh Attock, 200 orphans were being looked after which cost Rs16.3 million annually. He said that expenses of one orphan for one month are Rs 8000. Kakakhel said Alkhidmat is working in the field of education, provision of drinkable water, health and in calamity hit areas.

Late,r the Minister gave away cheques worth Rs2 million and Ramazan packages to 172 orphans. A philanthropist namely Tasleem Bibi donated her house for the welfare of the orphans.

Pindigheb Police nab five dacoits

The Pindigheb Police claim to have arrested five dacoits involved in theft, dacoity and car-lifting.

Pindigheb Police DSP Haji Muhammad Shafiq and SHO Mazhar Hussain said that the Pindigheb Police arrested Liaqat Ali, Zeeshan Akhtar, Hussnain, Zahid and Haider and recovered a car, gold ornaments weighing five tolas, Rs150,000 and five pistols from their possession.

The DSP said that the gang arrested had been involved in different crimes and had created a sense of insecurity among the residents.