FAISALABAD - The Faisalabad Development Trust (FDT) has been playing a pivotal role for the city development and welfare of the poor people by providing monetary help to orphans, widows and deserving talented students of the university.

Divisional Commissioner Syed Tahir Hussain remarked while addressing a dinner hosted by FTD in honour of the participants of 14th Midcareer Course here the other day.

The Commissioner lauded efforts of FDT Chairman Mian Muhammad Tayyab, Vice Chairman Mian Shaiq Jawed and Founder trustee Syed Omer Nazar Shah for carrying out welfare scheme in the city.

He also appreciated the FDT efforts for donating Rs3.1 million to University of Agriculture and Rs1.8 million to GC University against payment of most deserving students' fees.

The FDT Vice Chairman and founder trustee told the participants that the trust had spent Rs100 million on welfare projects the last two years and it would embark upon three more welfare projects in the city that included the construction of a 500 Houses Township of 2-Marla for widows and disabled persons, a 100-Bed Hospital for Thalassamia patients and the construction of Expo Centre at the cost of Rs 200 million.

NIM Team Coordinator Muhammad Farooq presented a shield to the FDT Vice Chairman in recognition of the trust's meritorious services.

DCO Waheed Akhtar Ansari, CPO Bilal Siddique Kamyana, SSP (Operations) Sadiq Ali Dogar, Punjab Medical College Principal Dr Zahid Hashmi, University of Agriculture V C Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan, GCUF VC Dr Zakir Hussain, Director Anti-Corruption Amer Ejaz Akbar, Maj.Waseem, AC Mehr Shafqat Ullah Mushtaq, Director Public Relations Dr Arif Hussain Bhatti, FDA Additional Director, FDT, Executive Members and the PTEA Chairman were also present at the dinner meeting.