Bannu, 28-07-2014: Al-Khidmat Foundation Pakistan arranged a special ‘Eid Mela’ for the IDPs of North Waziristan. The event was arranged to engage the IDPs in Eid festivities. Al-Khidmat Foundation’s management worked at its best ability to organize a memorable event for the IDPs. President Al-Khidmat Foundation Pakistan Dr. Hafeez Ur Rehman was present on the occasion to encourage Al-Khidmat Foundation’s volunteers and the IDPs. Manager Al-Khidmat Disaster Management Program Mr. Asmatullah Qurehi, President Al-Khidmat FATA Mr. Awal Gul Afridi, President Al-Khidmat Islamabad Muhammad Saleem Chaudhary, Secretary Al-Khidmat Punjab Mr. Akram Ul Haq Subhani, President Al-Khidmat Bannu Mr. Azeez Ur Rehman Qureshi, and relief in-charge Muhammad Waseem were also present on the occasion.
The venue for the event was Bannu Jail Park (a.k.a. Fazal Qadir Shaheed Park) in Bannu City; KPK. Professor Ibrahim Khan conducted the Eid prayers at 7:15 a.m. Eid gifts distribution commenced after the Eid prayers. 5000 IDPs received Eid gifts from Al-Khidmat Foundation.10 stalls were arranges to facilitate the distribution. Each Eid package consisted of the following items: Gents suit, Ladies’ suit and dresses for children, Shoes, Mehndi, Vermicelli (Seviyan), Bangles, Water coolers, Umbrellas, Hygiene kits, and Ladies’ kits. 4000 gifts were distributed among children at Neelam Ghar. The gifts contained cricket bats and footballs. Al-Khidmat Foundation arranged for entertainment and lunch for 5000 IDPs. The timings for meal/lunch were 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The lunch consisted of following items: Beef Palao, Zarda (sweet), Halwa, and Cold drinks (Pakola). Special ice-cream stalls were also arranges in the park. Special rides (Train, Play-land rides, and Circus) were arranges to entertain the children. 1000 volunteers from Al-Khidmat Foundation participated to make the event a success.