Islamabad (Khyber Mail): Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib, Chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), emphasized the necessity for innovative thinking to tackle the prevailing economic challenges in the country. He called upon the affluent citizens of Pakistan to express solidarity with the less privileged and underscored the crucial role of increased charity to combat the societal issue of interest.
The event, hosted by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in Islamabad, witnessed Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib stressing the importance of social training for those in need. He highlighted the significance of empowering individuals with the necessary skills for self-sufficiency. The gathering, attended by Chairman PTA Major General (retd) Hafeez Ur Rahman HI (M), Member Finance PTA Muhammad Naveed, and other senior PTA officials, aimed at promoting social responsibility and philanthropy.
Dr. Amjad Saqib addressed the challenge of resource distribution, asserting that the problem lies in unfair allocation rather than scarcity. He challenged the applicability of Western economic theory to Pakistan’s unique challenges and advocated for an understanding of sustainable development goals within the framework of Islamic teachings.
Moreover, Dr. Amjad Saqib urged the implementation of ‘Mawakat’ to assist impoverished families, showcasing his commitment to supporting the underprivileged. He emphasized the pivotal role of technical training and small businesses in uplifting children from impoverished backgrounds.
Chairman PTA Major General (retd) Hafeez Ur Rahman affirmed unwavering support from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). During an encouraging interaction, he extended motivation to the PTA staff at both individual and organizational levels, urging wholehearted contributions towards the welfare of the less fortunate and the overall betterment of society.