ISLAMABAD, Feb 17 (APP):Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan Monday said the Kashmir Orphan Relief Trust (KORT), is a model welfare institution which ensured the social security of thousands of orphans from AJK and Pakistan.
He said that this model should be replicated not only in other parts of AJK but all over Pakistan. The president made these remarks while interacting with a delegation led by KORT Chairman Chaudhry Muhammad Akhtar that called on him at Jammu and Kashmir House.
The president praised KORT Chairman Chaudhry Muhammad Akhtar and his team on their outstanding service to society by establishing a state of the art institution for the care and education of orphans of Kashmir.
He added that this recently established institution, after the 2005 earthquake, had achieved great success over the years, said a press release.
The president urged the KORT management to visit other parts of the country and invite social entrepreneurs and philanthropists to visit their institution and give them an opportunity to see for the service being provided.
Chaudhry Akhtar informed the president of their recent activities in which they had planned to construct 150 new houses for the affectees of the recent 2019 Mirpur earthquake.
He said these model houses would be completed as per international standards. He also invited the president for the inauguration ceremony, which the president gladly accepted.
He also apprised the president of their plans to establish a university and the first dental college in AJK.
President Masood Khan said that the university should have a special focus on teaching cutting edge disciplines to help prepare technologists and researchers.
“We need to develop Pakistan and AJK as a scientific and information technology hub for the whole world. We need to think on the lines of making a knowledge-based economy and create opportunities for our youth”, he said.
He also expressed the need for preparing paramedical and nursing graduates to help support the growing demand of such professionals in AJK.
He said that under the expertise of the KORT management, nursing schools may also be established in Rawalakot and Muzaffarabad.