Karachi, April 03, 2015 (PPI-OT): Special Assistant to CM Sindh for Culture and Tourism Ms. Sharmila Faruqui chaired 14th meeting of Management board of Endowment Fund for needy Writers, Poets and Artists at Directorate Culture Karachi. The meeting was attended by Secretary Culture Aftab Memon, DG Culture Manzoor Kanasro, and other members of management board including Abdul Hameed Sindhi, Sarfaraz Rajar, Salah uddin Tunio, Naseer Baig, Mustafa Qureshi, Haseena Moin and Fehmida Hussain.
The board scrutinizes the application received by Culture Department from needy and poor Artists, Writers and Poets from all over Sindh. According to official statistics, total 250 applications of artists and poets received at culture department from every nook and cranny of Sindh, in which 141 approved. Total 6.870 million rupees (6,8700,00/=) will be distributed among the 141 beneficiaries selected in 14th meeting of Board.
Sharmila Faruqui appealed the artists, writers and poets to submit their prescribed pro-forma with complete necessary documents and proofs so that their cases could be considered positively. Their case authentication is depends over the provided supporting documents. She was of the view that Provincial Culture Department is the custodian of endowment fund of artists and it is bound to maintain its transparency. Any advice and suggestion for the betterment of this system will be accepted by open heart.
Abdul Aleem Baghi, Fareed Khan, Ashique Arwani, Aslam Tunio, Musmaat Bakhtawar, M Hanif Lashari, Ghous Bux Brohi, Ghafoor Gul, Sajjad Yousuf, Rasool Bux Dars, Sattar Jogi, Aziza Bano, Abdul Wahid, Ghulam Hussain and others are among the beneficiaries.
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