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Abid Waheed Sheikh

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Barrister Abid Waheed Sheikh

politician, ex MD
Abid Waheed Sheikh
Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal
Personal details
BornRawalpindi[1]
NationalityPakistani
OccupationBusinessman, Philanthropist
Websitewww.awgroup.com.pk

Abid Waheed Sheikh is a Politician and businessman by profession. Abid is former Managing Director of Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal, a government-run social welfare project aimed at reducing poverty.[2][3][4]

Career[edit]

Abid graduated from the University of Punjab and did Bar-at-Law degree from the University of London.[5] Abid started his career as a barrister by profession. Abid is known for his philanthropist initiatives as well as for his political affiliations and activities.[6] Notably, his involvement with Pakistan Sweet Homes, an orphanage based in Pakistan.[7]

In 2013, Abid was appointed as a managing director of the Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal.[8] Abid has initiated a number of innovative projects which have magnified the importance of the Bait-ul-Mal.[9][10] Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal has provided aid and medical attention to hundreds of people suffering from the disease.[11]

Controversy[edit]

A number of people have criticized his appointment as the managing director. The argument placed forth is that his appointment was simply a way to reward his loyalty to the ruling party.[12]

References[edit]

  1. "Barrister Abid Waheed Sheikh". Pakistan Herald. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  2. "Over 832,858 people benefit from Bait-ul-Mal - PakObserver". PakObserver. 24 May 2016. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  3. "Mobicash to Disburse Bait-ul-Mal Payments". Lahore News. 19 February 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  4. "White Cane Safety Day". The Nation. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  5. "Abid Waheed Sheikh | Pride of Pakistan | Legal Services | PrideOfPakistan.com". PrideofPakistan. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  6. Sol, United. "MD Pakistan Bait Ul Mal visit ICCI and seeks businessmen collaboration to strengthen social safety net in the country". Islamabad Chamber of commerce & industry. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  7. "Deserving people: 'PBM bearing health, education expenses' - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 25 February 2016. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  8. "Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal - MD Profile". Pbm.gov.pk. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  9. "Thalassaemia eradication: Awareness campaign after Ramazan - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 28 June 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  10. Desk, Web. "Issuance of health cards gift for poor segment of society: Parvez Rasheed - SUCH TV". SUCH TV. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  11. "Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal and United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund partnership for implementation of Emergency Cash Transfer Post-Earthquake, 2015". Economicoutlook.pk. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  12. "IHC seeks appointment notification of PBM chief". The Nation. Retrieved 27 February 2018.

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