Lahore: As part of its annual plantation drive, Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan Punjab chapter is set to plant over 10,000 sepals this year. The campaign has been kicked off by AKFP Punjab chapter President Rao Muhammad Zafar. The plantation campaign will also be replicated in other regions on district basis later on.
Multan: Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan Multan chapter has handed over as many as 30 water dispensers along with water containers to Multan’s Nishtar Hospital for installation in each ward of the hospital. A special ceremony was organized to this effect. AKFP Multan chapter President Dr. Safdar Iqbal Hashmi, Muhammad Ahmad Chughtai (Senior Vice President AKFP Multan chapter), Tayyab Sheikh (Vice President AKFP Multan chapter), Dr. Wali Muhammad (General Secretary AKFP Multan chapter) and Professor Dr. Mustafa Kamal Pasha (Vice Chancellor Nishtar Medical College Multan) were present on the occasion.
Cox’s Bazar: Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan President Abdus Shakoor has reached refugee camps of Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar area following the fresh wave of violence in Rakhine state of Myanmar which resulted in exodus of another 400,000 members of the persecuted community. AKFP President also distributed first cache of humanitarian relief aid among Rohingya Muslims at the camps.
On the occasion, he also met with several Rohingya Muslim families and inquired them about the on-ground situation in Myanmar. The refugees told their heart wrenching stories about their migration and the events of violence which forced them to leave their homeland. Abdus Shakoor promised them that Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan along with other partner organizations will undertake all possible aid work to minimize their grieves.
Earlier, upon his arrival in Cox’s Bazar, AKFP President Abdus Shakoor held a meeting with international relief agencies to discuss the matter of Rohingya Muslims at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The representatives of Islamic Aid, UNIW Turkey, SAWAB Bangladesh, PKPU Indonesia participated in the meeting. Initially, the participants agreed to launch a major relief operation for provision of food, digging up a well for supply of clean water, medical aid and sanitation of the refugee camps for Rohingya Muslims.
Meanwhile, Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan and Helping Hand are set to jointly hold a conference on the growing humanitarian crisis in Myanmar with reference to Rohingya Muslims on September 12, 2017. “Rohingya’s Humanitarian Crisis: Consultation For Action” conference will take place at Islamabad Hotel, Islamabad where a large number of philanthropists and human rights activists will participate.
At the conference, AKFP President Abdus Shakoor, will also brief the participants on the current on-ground situation and possible measures that can be taken to control the worsening situation.
Lahore: As many as 544,752 people were benefitted from Alkhidmat Qurbani Fee Sabil Lilah Project 2017 on the occasion of this Eid-ul-Adha. The Qurbani animals, cows and goats, were donated by generous people from across the world.
According to the consolidated data, Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan organized Qurbani Fee Sabil Lilah in all four provinces of Pakistan, Gilgit Baltisitan, Federally Administered Areas (FATA), Azad Kashmir. Qurbani Project 2017 was also undertaken for Syrian Refugees in Turkey and for Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh in collaboration with Turkish partner welfare organizations.
It is also worth mentioning here that last year Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan had reached out more than 585,000 people through its Qurbani Fee Sabil Lilah Project.
Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan and Helping Hand are set to jointly hold a conference on the growing humanitarian crisis in Myanmar with reference to Rohingya Muslims on September 12, 2017. “Rohingya’s Humanitarian Crisis: Consultation For Action” conference will take place at Islamabad Hotel, Islamabad where philanthropists and human rights activists will participate. The conference will start at 10:00 AM on Tuesday and last till 2:00 PM.
At the conference, AKFP President Abdus Shakoor, who is currently visiting refugee camps of Rohingya Muslims in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, will brief the participants on the current on-ground situation and possible measures that can be taken to control the worsening situation. Moreover, the representatives of several Turkish welfare organization engaged in relief work for Rohingya Muslims will be present.
Peshawar: Honorable officials of Iranian embassy in Pakistan visited Aghosh Alkhidmat Peshawar on a day-long visit to celebrate World Literacy Day with the orphan children residing at the orphanage. A spectacular ceremony was also held on the occasion.
At the ceremony, the orphan children presented several activities highlighting the friendship between Pakistan and Iran and the bond that joins the population of two brotherly nations.
Lahore: Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan has successfully undertaken Qurbani Projects for Syrian Refugees and Rohingya Muslims on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha. The projects were executed in collaboration with Turkish welfare organizations CANSUYU and HAYRAT Foundation.
According to details, animals were slaughtered and meat was distributed among the Syrian and Rohingya families at refugee camps in Turkey, Bangladesh and Myanmar. Eid gifts were also distributed among kids on the occasion.
It is also worth mentioning that every year Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan performs Qurbani Fee Sabil Lilah across Pakistan and other countries to distribute Qurbani meat among persecuted, needy and deserving families.
Rawalpindi: As many as six female students of Capital University of Science & Technology, Islamabad have successfully completed their 64 credit hour internships at different projects of Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan as part of a campaign to improve public image of the AKFP. CUST and AKFP had earlier signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect.
During the internships, the students worked as volunteers at Alkhidmat Disaster Management Center, Rawalpindi and undertook official activities of Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan. The students were awarded with certificates of appreciation upon completion of their internships.
Murree: A group of Alkhidmat Volunteers hailing from University of the Pubjab, Superior University, FAST University, CIIT Lahore, Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Children Hospital and CMH Lahore visited different projects of Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan including Aghosh Alkkhidmat Murree, Aghosh Alkhidmat Mansehra and Aghosh Alkhidmat Attock. The students were accompanied by the AKFP officials.
During the visit, the university students met with orphan children residing at the orphanages and also participated in a number of activities arranged by the local administrators. The visitors praised the services of Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan in general and Aghosh Homes in particular.
It is also pertinent to be mentioned here that Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan is catering the educational, residential and recreational needs of over 700 orphan children at as many as 8 Aghosh Homes across the country. Four new Aghosh Homes including an orphanage in Murre which will have a capacity of 700 children are currently under construction. Meanwhile 6,200 another orphan children are sponsored under Orphan Family Support program.
Sheikhupura: Special eid gifts were distributed among orphan children studying at Aghosh Alkhidmat Sheikhupura in collaboration with the employees of Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL). A large number of employees of the PTCL attended the gift distribution ceremony while AKFP Senior Vice President Syed Ihsanullah Waqas was also present on the occasion.
It is also worth mentioning here that Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan is currently running eight Aghosh Homes in different cities of Pakistan where more than 700 orphan children are being provided with educational, residential and recreational facilities.
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