FAISALABAD. Saylani Welfare International Trust (SWIT) has fixed an ambitious target to earn at least Rs.10 billion from the export of IT (Information Technology) while 20 Acers of land has been acquired to provide prefabricated houses to the low socio-economic groups.
Addressing a function in Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) here today, Maulana Bashir Farooqi Chairman SWIT mentioned his previous visit and told that at that time he had underlined the growing importance of IT sector. He had established a number of institutions to impart IT training to the students of under privileged class. He told that this experience has yielded best results and we are making IT export up to Rs.4 billion. He told that in collaboration with government, we will soon increase this export to the mark of Rs.10 billion. He also pointed out the well developed IT sector of India and told that only Ahmadabad city is making IT export of 104 billion. He also mentioned his recent visit with President Dr. Arif Alvi and told that he had invited 42 IT students of Saylani Trust to President House. He also pointed out his intention to collaborate with Saylani Trust for successful implementation on “Ehsas Program” launched by present government to control growing ratio of poverty and illiteracy.
Maulana Bashir Farooqi claimed that all IT experts of Saylani Institution are on job however, local industrialists should also cooperate to provide jobs to the newly passed out students in a planned and scientific manners. He told that currently Saylani Job Bank has pending CV’s of 1100 students who need immediate jobs.
Continuing Maulana told that Saylani Trust had launched its struggle by staring “Free Dastarkhwans” which are successfully working throughout the country. He told that at least 30 “Dastarkhwan” are arranged in Faisalabad. However, now his focus is on provision of education so that the younger generation could be made a productive part of our society. In this connection banners highlighting the importance of education would be displayed on all “Dastarkhwan”. In this connection local industrialists must also cooperate with local Saylani Trust.
He further told that 20 Acers land has been acquired where 1000 houses would be building for low income groups. He asked industrialists to provide list of their low paid staff so that it could also be accommodated in this housing scheme. He told that initially they would charge rent but in later phase its property rights would be automatically transferred to its opponents.
Earlier Rana Muhammad Sikandar Azam Khan President FCCI welcomed Maulana Bashir Farooqi and told that FCCI members are also contributing their role in the welfare activities of this city. He assured that cooperation with Saylani Trust will continue in future.
Mian Javaid Iqbal Former President FCCI presented a cheque of Rs.1 Lac on behalf of vice President Mr. Bilal Waheed to Maulana Bashir Farooqi while Rana Saeed Iqbal also made a humble donation.
Mian Javaid Iqbal, Ayub Sabir, Zulfqar Ali, Mirza Haydayat Ullah, Chaudhary Muhammad Asghar, Engineer Rizwan Ashraf and Babar Shahzad took part in the question answer session.
Later Rana Sikandar Azam along with Mian Javaid Iqbal presented FCCI shield to Maulana Bashir Farooqi.