LAHORE - Philanthropists are setting up a huge complex in Sheikhupura district where 1,000 orphan children, half of them boys and half girls, will be imparted education from primary to graduation level.

To be spread over 10 acres of land in Warburton, work was started on the complex by the Ar-Rahma Trust in April.

The Trust was set up after the 2005 devastating earthquake in AJK which killed some 100,000 people and deprived a large number of children of their parents.

There are about 4.2 orphan children in Pakistan whose education is the primary focus of the Trust.

The first project of the Trust was set up in Rawalpindi where 70 orphan girls are being educated. The second was set up in Faisalabad. Some 200 girls have already completed their education there.

The Warburton complex will be the third project to be set up by the Trust. It is said that all kinds of facilities necessary for the students will be provided at the complex.

Abdul Maalik Mujahid is the patron of the trust while Qari Zakaullah Saleem and Muhammad Asif are the secretary general and president, respectively.

People desirous of doing something for the orphan children can contact the trust office-bearers.