Captain of Pakistan’s National Cricket Team Misbah-ul-Haq Reveals his Humanitarian Side by Visiting Saba Homes, a
Unique Orphan’s Support Project in Rawalpindi, Founded and Established by a Pakistani-American Businessman Saghir Aslam:
Misbah-Ul-Haq the Captain of Pakistani Cricket team showed his sympathy and support for the most disadvantaged segment of the society the orphan children in Pakistan by visiting one of the unique orphans support projects in Pakistan namely Saba Homes. He stayed with the children for several hours taking time out of his busy schedule due to the domestic cricket tournament. Children presented him flower bouquet upon his arrival at Saba Homes. Children also presented a tableau on the current situation in Pakistan. Misbah-ul-Haq addressed the children and encouraged them to study hard for a brighter future and for changing Pakistan’s image worldwide. He inquired about their education and future plans. Misbah-ul-Haq also had a meeting with the Chairman of Saba Homes Mr. Saghir Aslam during his visit to Saba Homes to discuss the project.
During his visit Misbah said “these orphan girls are very lucky to have people like Mr. Saghir Aslam who is taking care of them like his own daughters and providing them proper formal education as well as on Islam which has disappeared in our daily lives and the quality time that they are giving to these children which we don’t to our own children now a days.”
Misbah has pledged to continue supporting Saba Homes by promoting the project and through fundraising in Pakistan and abroad for its sustainability.
Aroosa a young orphan girl at Saba Homes stated “it is a great honor for us that the Captain of Pakistan Cricket Team visited us even though he is so busy with cricket games. We pray that our national cricket hero succeeds in the upcoming matches.”
Chairman and Founder of Saba Homes Mr. Saghir Aslam while sharing his views said “visits by public figures such as Misbah-ul-Haq is the source of great encouragement and energy for the orphan girls and the entire Saba Homes team.” He added “I want the world to know that our people care for others and help those in need when they need their help. Today’s visit of Misbah is a great example of this. We would like to encourage and welcome anyone who wants to witness our unique project.”
Saghir Aslam and his wife Bushra Aslam well-known philanthropists, for the past 48 years have been helping people in the developing countries. Many years back they felt the need for an institution that will cater for the most vulnerable and poorest of the poor; the orphans in Pakistan. They left comfortable lives they were living in USA and moved to Pakistan to not only build the institution for orphans but to help Pakistan change its global image from a terrorist country to a peaceful, peace loving, prosperous Pakistan.
The orphan girls belong to various regions of Pakistan including; Sindh, Kashmir, KP and Punjab. Currently there are 40 orphan girls with age ranging from 4 to 16. They go to one of the best private schools in the area, they are provided best quality accommodation, computer education, Martial Arts training, capacity building and personal development programs, interfaith, exposure visits and much more. Aim is to produce future leaders, educationalists, doctors, engineers, lawyers and philanthropists from Saba Homes.
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Notes for the Editors:
– Mr. Saghir Aslam donated his own land and money to build the state of the art institution in Gulraiz Housing Scheme Phase III, Rawalpindi
– Saba Homes is not a typical orphanage, it’s homelike family environment for the orphan girls.
– Saba Homes has been visited by other public figures such as Ahsan Iqbal (Federal Minister for Planning), British High Commissioner Mr. Adam Thomson and Pakistani Singer Abrar-ul-Haq to name a few.
– Saba Homes is supported by Pakistani-American in USA and is also partners with Lions Club, Rotary Club and other organisations.
– Saba Homes is registered in Pakistan as Saba Trust and in USA as a non-profit organisation
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