Seeking cooperation from philanthropists, Faisalabad Commissioner Nasim Nawaz has stressed a need for the welfare of the deserving poor through public-private partnership.

He was addressing the Annual General Meeting of the Faisalabad Development Trust. The commissioner said that Faisalabad Development Trust helped the needy and especially was working for the welfare of the patients and poor students. He said that the government was allocating sizeable funds for the execution of various development projects but owing to paucity of funds it alone cannot ensure their complete welfare and hence the philanthropists should come forward and generously contribute towards welfare of the needy. He said that the local administration would fully cooperate with the private sector donors. He, however, said that the administration should chalk-out some viable plans to achieve these objectives.

Addressing the AGM, FDT Chairman Mian Shaiq Jawed said that during the last 2 years, the FDT spent Rs23.8 million for the welfare of the people. FDT Chairman Syed Omer Nazar Shah presenting his vision said that the trust would upgrade the emergency ward of DHQ Hospital, Faisalabad as a model and increase its capacity to 100 beds. He said that all the amenities will also be provided in the ward. He assured that FDT would also plan other welfare project and implement them with donations. FDT Trustees, Mian Muhammad Tayyab, Abid Kamal, Mian Ahmad Shafi, Nazim Zhahzad and Bilal Omer also spoke on the occasion.