Cheques distributed among indigent Christian families. These cheques have been forked out to the Christians under the Easter Relief Package. Previously, Christian families have already received relief funds before Easter. For this reason, a ceremony was held in Lahore, during which these cheques were handed out to the destitute Christians.
Deputy Mayor of Lahore Metropolitan Corporation Waseem Qadir attended the ceremony as chief and guest and distributed the cheques among Christians. This ceremony was held at the Mori Gate Office of Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N). Each Christian received a cheque of 5,000 Rupees. Waseem Qadir distributed 47 cheques in total.
Addressing the attendees, Deputy Mayor of Lahore Metropolitan Corporation said that Pakistan’s Christian community has been playing a vital role in national development and progress. He said that it is Government’s priority to succor indigent Christians in Pakistan.
Previously, on the occasion of Easter, Ministry of Human Rights in collaboration with the Eternal Life Ministries and Idaara-e-Akhuwat had initiated a scheme to fork out loans to Christians so that they may be able to set up small-scale businesses of their own. “Easter Loan Scheme” was initiated to succor destitute Christians.
In a ceremony held in Lahore’s Bahar Colony, Federal Minister Kamran Michael handed out cheques to two hundred and thirty three Christians each granted a loan varying from 20,000 to 50,000 Rupees. This money was been granted to the indigent so that they can set up their own businesses and earn their livelihoods. “We are encouraging youngsters to start their own businesses,” Federal Minister said while addressing those present.
Under the same scheme, 200 Christians in Rawalpindi were benefited by the “Easter Loan Scheme.” In this regard, a cheque distribution ceremony was held in Rawalpindi’s Saint Joseph Cathedral. This loan amount was distributed under the auspices of Idara-e-Akhuwat.