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The pioneering action came after Bahria Town Chairman Malik Riaz Hussain recommended a series of initiatives as part of the company's new program on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We are re-doubling our efforts in the area of CSR and building knowledge and best practices, while setting an example in corporate transparency. We hope others will do the same. Making profits is not enough. The greatest privilege is to support the society, from which we draw our sustenance. Bahria Town takes these responsibilities very seriously. We care deeply about the environment and the societies in which we operate, and we're determined to play our part in caring for the disadvantaged and promoting civic values and providing sustenance on a long term basis. We have always emphasized that its time for a radical change in our part of the world for some time, but words are no longer enough. Businesses need to realize that by implementing socially responsible and sustainable programs that benefit the society and raise the standard of living, they are also helping to make their own businesses highly sustainable.
Direct employment for 21,000 people and 100,000 families Livelihoods for over 1 Million families through associated employment Attracting and injecting foreign investments even during financial crisis, presently building 2 Sheraton Hotels with investment of more than USD 200 Million. Generated demand for 55 factories from cement, paint, bricks, glass and tiles to aluminum. Bahria Town has paid direct and indirect texes woth Billions of rupees to the government.
Delivered and developed Asia’s largest private housing scheme. Development projects of billions of rupees, introducing a modern global lifestyle for the first time in Pakistan. Indigenous project development department with equipment worth more than Rs. 6.5 billion. Delivered communities the size of cities with complete infrastructure including:
Committed to bridge the annual deficit of 700,000 houses by providing housing solutions starting from Rs. 3.5 Lakhs, catering to all socioeconomic classes.
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.