FAISALABAD - The Faisalabad Development Trust (FDT) will construct 200-500 small houses of 2 marla each for most deserving poor widows and Orphans and a survey regarding suitable site for the purpose will be completed within a week. This was decided in a meeting of the FDT Board of Trustees held here with its chairmanship Divisional Commissioner Syed Tahir Hussain in the chair. FDT Board of Trustees Chairman Mian Muhammad Tayyab, Vice Chairman Mian Shaiq and Trustees Syed Omer Nazar Shah and Abid Kamal, also attended the meeting.

The meeting decided to frame bye-laws for the proposed Colony to allotte houses to eligible deserving widows, orphans and disabled persons. The participants also decided to avail government data prepared during poverty alleviation survey. The commissioner told the meeting that besides providing most suitable state land to FDT for the accomplishment of the welfare project, the City Government will also provide infra-structure including provision of  roads, electricity, gas, drinking water and sewerage System.

The meeting agreed with the suggestion of Trustee Syed Omer Nazar Shah that the trust will construct the Colony for widows and orphans in two phases. In the first phase, he added, 200 houses would be constructed. The provision will also be made for the philanthropists to construct separate blocks in the colony after their names.

On proposal of Trustee Abid Kamal, the participants also decided to construct a full-fledged Thalassaemia Hospital in Faisalabad where operation facility for Bone Marrow would be made available.

FDT Chairman Mian Muhammad Tayyab informed the meeting that the Turst had so far provided more than Rs80 million for the accomplishment of various welfare projects which included the construction of 60 houses in Shahbaz Colony, grant of Rs3.1 million to UAF most deserving students to pay their fees, construction of 200 houses in flood-hit area of Athara Hazari (Jhang), beautification and remodelling of General Bus Stand, improvement of Jhang Road up to airport, grant of about Rs4 million to DHQ Hospital in shape of medical equipment, Hepatitis Kits, repair of Generator with cost of Rs1.5 million, enabling patients operations in the hospital, supply of medical equipment to DHQ Hospital Chiniot, Rs1.5 Million for smooth running of the Cardiac and extensive care unit.

The meeting also consider the request of GCUF Vice Chancellor for donation of Rs4.6 million to pay off the fees of most deserving and poor students. Trustee Abid Kamal also proposed immediate construction of an Expo Centre in Faisalabad. He demanded of Commissioner to provide a most suitable State Land for the accomplishment of this vital project.