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Ali Azmat to raise funds for terrorism-affected orphans with a concert

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Ali Azmat, the living legend of Pakistan will perform on 22 March 2016 in a fundraising concert for “Pakistan Sweet Homes” (PSH). He will be raising funds for PSH branch in the H9 sector of Islamabad. The children living in this branch are those orphans who were victims of terrorism in the South and North. Currently, Zarb-e-Azb operation is being held in Waziristan to make Pakistan a terrorism-free country.

All donations and proceeds from the ticket sales will help support the children of Sweet Homes. Pakistan Sweet Home at H9 was inaugurated by then Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf in 2013. The building for Sweet Home at H9 sector was donated by then Minister for Capital Administration and Development Nazar Muhammad Gondal.

Ali Azmat is a Pakistani icon who began his professional career as a lead vocalist for the rock band “Junoon”. He was only 17 when his song “Dosti” pushed him to stardom. In 1999, Junoon won the award of “Best International Group” at Channel [V] Music Awards. Apart from the band, he is best as a solo singer also. Ali Azmat is a rock star whose life is full of struggle, innovations, dares and rewards of his hard work.

Pakistani icon Ali Azmat recently visited Pakistan Sweet Homes in Islamabad and had thought of supporting them by raising awareness among the donors, philanthropists, and the general public. The singer and the songwriter of hits like Saiyonee, Jazba Junoon, Na Re Na, and many more will hold the benefit concert. He will ask people to donate and support the children of Sweet Homes.

Do you know: Edhi Foundation has set up 18 homes for orphans all over Pakistan (Source: Edhi Foundation)

PSH is a project run by Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM), Government of Pakistan. Till now around 31 Sweet Homes have been established in all provinces of Pakistan, residing 3100 orphans. But still, there are hundreds of orphans we see on the streets begging for money. Those orphans can be brought to such homes, for giving them better lives. These orphans are living in Islamabad Sihala, Bara Kahu Islamabad, and Pak-town Rawalpindi. It is primarily a home for orphan children who have lost either or both of their parents. They are facilitating the children by providing them with quality education, boarding, recreational, and co-curricular activities.

PSH was first established in 2009 when a child from Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was handed to Mr. Zammurd Khan of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). Mr. Zammurd Khan was the managing director of PBM. Instead of handing the child to an orphanage, he thought of building a place with world class facilities for such children. The orphans of Pakistan Sweet Homes include victims of Balochistan unrest, Swat operation, flood and earthquake affectees.

You can also play your role in making these children’s life better by donating here.

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