Baitulmal, A Tool for Poverty Alleviation, A Myth or Reality


 Services provided to IDP’s in flood-affected areas

Pakistan Bait-ul-mal has provided the following assistance during the flood-hit areas in 2010

  • Provided cooked food to IDPs worth Rs.2,99,50,000
  • 33,000 bags of food items distributed among IDPs worth Rs.6,60,00000
  • 1,000 sets of utensils distributed among IDPs worth Rs.55,15,000
  • 5,000 pedestal fans distributed among IDPs worth Rs.1,14,50,000
  • Additional 10,000 pedestal fans donated among IDPs.
  • Individual Financial Assistance @ Rs. 5,000/- each in the following district:-

S/N      District                        Beneficiaries               Rupees

1          Swat                            31,914                         15,97,50,000

2          Bunair                         21,866                         10,92,20,000

3          Dir Upper                    12,857                         6,42,85,000

4          Dir Lower                    12,570                         6,28,50,000

5          Malakand                    15,831                         7,91,55,000

6          Bajour Agency             4,747                           2,37,35,000

7          Mohmand Agency       2,841                           1,42,05,000

Grand Total                 102,626                       51,32,00,000

  • PBM established Benazir Bhutto (Shaheed) complex at Jallozai Camp Nowshera for the welfare of women & children amongst IDPs on the directions of the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • PBM established National Centre for Rehabilitation of Child Labour (NCsRcl) at Shah Mansoor Camp Swabi to provide education facilities to displaced children
  • PBM arranged accommodation for families having newborn babies in Social Welfare Complex at Mardan. These families were looked after by PBM.
  • A Vocational Dastkari Centre was established in Shah Mansoor Camp (Swabi) where IDP women provided free training in marketable skills of tailoring, knitting & embroidery. 300 sewing machines were distributed among displaced women.
  • To facilitate disable IDPs, PBM arranged accommodation for families with disabilities in Social Welfare Complex, Hayatabad Peshawar.


  • Provision of Ice at Jallozai Camp.
  • Provision of water tanks at Jallozai Camp
  • Provided Rooh Afza 40,000 ltrs. at Jallozai Camp daily
  • Installed 15 Water Pumps in camp at Mardan
  • Distribution of Wheel Chairs amongst displaced persons at Jallozai

PBM launched a lungar program (Free meals) was started at Nowshera & Pabbi and daily 40,000 beneficiaries were provided cooked food.

PBM Supplied  Ration comprising  236,775 Ration Bags of Flour-20 kg, Sugar-3 kg, Rice-5 kg, Tea-400 grams, Dall Channa-3 kg, Dry Milk (NIDO) 400 grams have been distributed among the flood affectees.

50,000 Relief packets comprising of Dry Milk-400 grams (NIDO), Dry Milk (Lactose-I)-200 grams, Dettol Soap, and one bottle (Feeder) for small children have been distributed.

2000 water coolers were distributed among flood victims in Sindh.

10,000 Aftaar packets comprising of juice, milk, apple, cake, dates, and bananas have been distributed in IDPs camps-KPK.

PBM has established 03 Camps: one at Motorway Toll Plaza Islamabad, 2nd at Sangjani Toll Plaza Islamabad, and 3rd at Ravi Toll Plaza Motorway Lahore. People’s response in these camps was very encouraged but due to some security reasons, these donation camps have been closed.

20,000 relief packages comprising of sugar-2 kg, Tea USC-200 grams, Dates-500 grams, Lifebuoy-2 No., Millan (Washing Soap)-2 No., Olper Milk-50 ML, Rusk-3 pkts has been distributed.

Larkana Housing Scheme

This scheme was introduced on the instructions of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan in 1993.  The target was to construct 100 units residential colony at Larkana Sindh.  The project was completed in 1996 with a cost of Rs. 32 (m). These houses have been handed over to poor people of Larkana; Shikarpur and Jaccobabad districts


  • 100 households
  • 10 houses allotted to widows free of cost
  • 90 houses allotted to the poor at the cost of Rs. 50,000/- per house recoverable in 60 installments

6:      National Centre(s) for Rehabilitation of Child Labor (NCsRCL):

International Labor Organization (ILO) through its International Program for Elimination of Child Labor (IPEC) conducted a survey in 1996, which indicated 3.3(m) children between the ages of 5-14 years who were engaged in hazardous child labor in Pakistan. Child labor is another issue where state intervention has become necessary in the context of the rights of the child. The National Policy and Plan of Action on Child Labor focus on the immediate elimination of the worst and most hazardous forms of child labor. National Centre(s) for Rehabilitation of Child Labor has been established countrywide since 1995. Children between the ages of 5-14 years are weaned away from hazardous labor and enrolled in these centers where they are provided free education, clothing, footwear, and stipend as well as a subsistence allowance to their parents. Present strength of NCRCL centers is 158 (Punjab – 73, Sindh – 36, Khyber Pakhtunkhawa + FATA – 25, Baluchistan – 14, ICT/AJK & N.A – 10). These centers have been established at every district of the country. At present 19,574 students (Male & Female separately) are benefiting from primary education in these centers.  Since inspection an amount of Rs. 1399.8686 (m) has been utilized. These centers are working in the following district:-

Serial No District
1 Bhakhar
2 Tharparkar
3 Kohistan
4 Ghanchey (GB)
5 Kharan (Balochistan)
6 Rawalpindi
7 Nawabshah
8 Multan
9 Muzafarabad
10 Abbotabad
11 Quetta


  • Wean away children from the hazardous child labor environment
  • Impart primary education to them in the conducive classroom environment
  • Afford opportunities for secondary and higher education to bring them into the mainstream of the social milieu.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Existence of hazardous industry / bonded labor in the following categories:-
    • Brick-kiln
    • Carpet waving
    • Mining
    • Tannery
    • Construction
    • Glass bangle
    • Domestic work
    • Begging
    • Agriculture and
    • Any other
    • Availability of 120 Children up to the age of 8 – 14
    • Availability of Child labor for five years
    • Recommendation of Prov. / Reg. Labor Department and Ministry of Labor, Manpower and Overseas Pakistanis guidelines.

 Salient Features:

  • The standard student’s strength of a center is 120.
  • Daily stipend @ Rs.10/- on attendance basis is paid to each student through the parent’s accounts
  • Parents receive subsistence allowance @ Rs.300/- per month as wage compensation
  • The primary level syllabus is taught in 4 years through informal education
  • Summer vacations and local holidays are not observed
  • 19574 have passed out and 11858 have been admitted in Government schools for higher education
  • Rs.4100 per annum are spent by PBM for further education of the passed out students i.e. Rs.1200/- per annum as education stipend, Rs.500/- for purchase of books & stationery and subsistence allowance for the parents @ Rs.2400/-.

 Individual Financial Assistance (IFA):

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