Islamabad: Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan is set to inaugurate the Aghosh Alkhidmat Islamabad on March 25, 2017. The orphanage provides residential and educational services to female orphans exclusively. At the inauguration ceremony, Vice Chancellor Riphah International University & Chairman Orphan Care Program AKFP Professor Dr Anis Ahmad will be chief guest while AKFP President Muhammad Abdus Shakoor, President AKF Women Wing Trust Mrs Navida Anis and Director Orphan Care Program AKFP Shakir Siddiqui will also be present on the occasion. The event will begin at 11:30am and conclude at 2:30pm.
Rawalpindi: In a bid review its performance and plan for the future projects, Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan is holding a 2-day General Council meeting at Disaster Management Center, Rawalpindi. President AKFP Abdus Shakoor is chairing the meeting, while Secretary General AKFP Dr. Mushtaq Mangat, Executive Director AKFP Shahid Iqbal, Directors and Managers of all programs and General Managers all departments are also present on the occasion. The General Council is also expected to approve several new projects to be undertaken by the AKFP in next six months.
Karachi: Water is becoming a serious concern of Pakistan as the situation of water is worsening with every passing day. Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan showed its seriousness by starting its Clean Water Program, decades ago. Alkhidmat Clean Water Program has been running hundreds of project to provide clean and safe drinkable water for the masses of Pakistan.
On the occasion of World Clean Water Day, Alkhidmat Clean Water Program arranged several programs across Pakistan to spread awareness among the people of Pakistan regarding importance of this issue. Awareness Walks, Seminars and Media Campaigns were organized to communicate the message of Clean Water, Safe Life to the people of Pakistan. Volunteers of Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan distributed informative material in the universities to make the young generation aware of water issues in our country.
Kohat: Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan held the “Groundbreaking” ceremony of Aghosh Alkhidmat Kohat. Hajid Saad Ullah, the donor of the land, Mr. Shahid Khan Afridi, former Test Cricketer & ODI Captain of Pakistan, witnessed the ceremony as Chief Guests.
Mr. Abdus Shakoor, President Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan, thanked Haji Saad Ullah for donating this precious land for the cause of Orphan Children of Pakistan and Mr. Shahid Khan Afridi for sparing time to join the Groundbreaking ceremony. He said that Aghosh Alkhidmat Kohat is the largest Orphanage Home project of Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan so far. He said that this 13 Kanal Aghosh Center will provide residential facility to more than 200 orphan children to ensure a bright and successful future for them. He also informed that the project will cost around 113 million rupees including 80 million rupees for boarding facility and 33 million rupees to construct a school for these orphan children.
Haji Saad Ullah thanked Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan and said that he has donated this land to Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan because he has complete trust on Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan as it has been doing splendid work for the welfare of humanity. He said that he will also help in the construction of the project to the maximum extent.
Mr. Shahid Khan Afridi also thanked Alkhidmat Foundation for inviting him on the event and providing him opportunity to work for Orphan Children of Pakistan. He said that Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan is doing its best for the cause of humanity and he wants to work for the social cause in collaboration with the Foundation. He also presented a cheque of 5 million rupees to Mr. Abdus Shakoor as his contribution for the construction of the project.
Sindh: Tharparkar is a declared water deficient district of Sindh. People travel miles to access drinkable water which can’t be guaranteed as pure and safe. AKF Clean Water Program installed a community Hand Pump in Missri ji Dhani, Tharparkar. The project will help 130 families of Tehsil Sobhyar in getting clean and hygienic drinking water at their doorstep.
Charsadda: Alkhidmat Disaster Management Program held 2-day training on the topic of First Aid in Shabqadar, Charsadd. 35 volunteers participated in the training where they were given demonstration on first aid and emerging techniques to respond during emergency situation. Certificates of participation were also given to the participants of the training.
Charsadda: Alkhidmat Orphan Care program held an activity under its Child Care and Development Program in Charsadda. Ms. Rimsha Awan, Chief Minister PYA KPK participated in the activity as Chief Guest and Trainer. All the orphan children of the center participated in the activity. Children were given lectures to understand the concept of “Love for Allah and Faith”. OCP has developed a complete curriculum containing several activities for the moral upbringing of orphan children. Refreshment was served to all the children after successful completion of the activity.
Lahore: Alkhidmat Foundation Punjab Chapter Held General Council Meeting at the provincial office, Lahore. Rao Muhammad Zafar, President AKF Punjab chaired the meeting as more than 50 personnel from all districts of Punjab participated in the meeting. Program reports were presented in the meeting as program deficiencies were discussed and planned accordingly. Planning of the year 2016-2017 was also discussed and refined as meeting ended with vote of thanks to the chair.
Lahore: Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan in collaboration with CPRT, UKIM and Bazm-e-Paigham organized Sports Gala at Sabzazar, Lahore. Mr. Ahmad Jamil Rashid, Assistant Director AKFP supervised the event as Dr. Muneer Ahmad, Chairman CPRT and Mr. Ahmad Musab from Bazm e Paigham participated as Chief Guests. More than 150 children took part in the activity and participated in different games. Chief Guests distributed Sports Kits, Shields and Prizes among the participating children. Alkhidmat Child Protection Centers are catering to the needs of more than 550 Street Children across Pakistan.
Kuala Lampur: Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan President Muhammad Abdus Shakoor held a meeting with Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and apprised him about the welfare projects being undertaken by the AKFP in collaboration with Malaysian organizations especially the relief activities for Rohingya community.
The two sides also explored different new ways to enhance the effectiveness of such projects. Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan’s welfare projects in Pakistan also came under discussion during the meeting.
On the occasion, Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan President Abdus Shakoor also presented a souvenir shield to Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan, in collaboration with its Malaysian and Indonesian partner welfare organization, has been engaged in humanitarian activities for Rohingya community since 2012 when the fresh persecution of these people began in Burma resulting in their migrations to the neighboring states. In 2017 as well, AKFP successfully implemented the Rohingya Relief Package in the months of January and February in partnership with PKPU.
It may also be noted here that Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan President Muhammad Abdus Shakoor is in Malasia where he attended three-day International Conference on Rohingya to discuss the plight of stateless citizens of Burma and seek solutions to put an end to their sufferings. The conference took place in Malaysia’s Putyajara city from March 14 to March 16.
A large number of heads of the organizations carrying out relief work for Rohingya refugees inside Burma and the neighboring countries, renowned philanthropists, human rights activists and representatives of global humanitarian institutions also attended the conference.
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