|Bahria Town Dastarkhwan|
Above and beyond the contribution of Bahria Town in different sectors, now Bahria Town Pvt. Limited has come up with a new social project of Bahria Dastarkhwan to feed the underprivileged people and for the people who are unable get the basic food. “Bahria Town Dastarkhawan” is providing free meals daily to hard-up people.
Project Attraction: Social project providing meals daily to the underprivileged people
Project Type: Social Work
Project Status: Completed
10 Dastarkhwans all over Pakistan - Another 6 in pipeline - Up to 30,000 FREE meals everyday, twice a day:
Dastarkhwan operates 7days a week and 365 days a year.
Lunch - 1100HRS to 1400HRS
Dinner - 1700HRS to 2000HRS
Lunch - 1200HRS to 1500HRS
Dinner - 1900HRS to 2200HRS
Two meals a day for the poor is a small contribution But, even small contributions can make a big difference. An unprecedented initiative providing FREE meals, twice a day, to more than 35,000 people throughout Pakistan. Opening 12 more Dastarkhwans in addition to 6 already operational outlets. Overall spending of PKR 30 million rupees on providing 10,500,000 meals annually. By the grace of god almighty we are providing free daily meals to more than 35,000 people daily, twice a day. We will Inshallah be opening 12 more Dastarkhwans in addition to 6 already operational
Our Fight Against Hunger - This project is most dearest to me. We are Alhamdulillah providing free daily meals to more than 35,000 people daily, twice a day. We will Inshallah be opening 12 more Dastarkhwans in addition to 6 already operational. I am very thankful to God Almighty for having me privileged enough to be able to serve others.” Malik Raiz Hussain, Chairman Bahria Town. Above and beyond the contribution of Bahria Town in different sectors, now Bahria Town has come up with a new social project of Bahria Dastarkhwan to feed the underprivileged people, who are unable to get the basic food. Bahria Town Dastarkhwan is providing free meals, twice a day, daily to people. Its impact is not only felt by the poor who come and eat there but also by the families they have left behind who benefit from the hard earned money which they save on each free meal.
General Features - Every person who attends Bahria Town Dastarkhwan is treated as a guest, so as not to hurt his integrity, and served with quality & hygienic food on tables in air-conditioned halls with separate arrangements for males & females. The doors are open for everyone. There is no restriction on people or quantity of food asked by each.
Food - Each Dastarkhwan has its own kitchen in its premises. Fresh food is prepared daily by the staff. Food is prepared in an hygienic manner. The menu keeps rotating with pulses & meat. Halwa as a dessert is also added on Sundays. During the Holy Month of Ramadan special iftar is also served.Security- Special security arrangements are made to avoid any unpleasant incident. Walk through gates are installed. Male and female security personnel are deputed to check gents and ladies respectively. Fire brigade staff with vehicles and medical staff are also deputed.
Social and Financial Impact - Mostly lower income segment group comes for food at Dastarkhwan. Dining outside costs Rs. 35 per meal per person. At Dastarkhwan one can save almost Rs. 2,000 per month. It ultimately helps him/her to meet other living expenditures & also save and send more amount back home. Moreover his/her integrity does not get tarnished.
Bahria Town Dastarkhwan is providing following services:
· Accommodate up to 3000 people
· Free lunch and dinner daily
· Separate seating arrangements for ladies and gents
· Hygienic food with excellent environment
· Mix daal served with roti and salad
· Weekly rotating menu
· Special arrangement for Iftar in RamazanAfter Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore & Larkana Bahria Town Pvt. Ltd inaugurates another Bahria Dastarkhuan at Holy Family Hospital Rawalpindi. Mrs. Malik Riaz Hussian (wife of Chairman, Bahria Town) inaugurated the Bahria Dastarkhuan. Cdre. Illyas (Vice Chief Executive, Bahria Town)& Shahid Mehmood Qureshi (Advisor to Real Estate, Bahria Town) along with other dignitaries of Rawalpindi and Islamabad were also present at the ceremony.
With this landmark initiative the kitchen which had been closed for last 25 years starts operations again. The kitchen has been renovated by Bahria Town. This dastarkhuan will daily provide free food three times (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) to all the deserving patients, at their beds. Special fresh & hygienic food will be prepared daily for the patients based on doctor’s recommendations. Initially only the patients are being served soon their attendees will also provided food.