Al-Khidmat Foundation urges govt to support handicap persons
HYDERABAD: The speakers at a charity event organized by Al-Khidmat Foundation here Saturday have called for the governmental measures for bankrolling orphan children and physically challenged persons.
Speaking on the occasion Hyderabad Municipal Corporation's (HMC) Mayor Syed Tayyab Hussain admired services of the organization.
He said it was the government's responsibility to give financial support to orphaned children to meet their financial needs and provide them quality education.
The Mayor announced Rs. 36,000 annual contribution for the foundation's fund from his own pocket.
The Foundation's Pakistan president Mohammad Abdul Shakoor said his organization was struggling to help the needy people in the society.
He informed that the foundation was giving financial support to 100 orphans in Hyderabad adding that the number would soon be doubled to 200.
Shakoor informed that they planned to establish an orphan centre where all arrangements would be made to look after the orphans.
He apprised that the foundation was financially supporting 7,500 orphans throughout the country while 12 Aghosh Centres were set up in the country.
He appreciated generous philanthropists of Hyderabad people who donated Rs. 4.5 million within 3 hours to the fund raising event.
Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Pakistan Emir Senator Sirajul Haque's video message was also shown on the occasion.
Former justice Wajihuddin Ahmed, JI Sindh deputy secretary Abdul Waheed Qureshi, Hyderabad Emir Hafiz Tahir Majeed and others also spoke. (APP)