LAHORE:Al Mustafa Welfare Trust (AMWT) has started country side tour against blindness in UK. This tour was started from London and it would reach in six different cities in England including Birmingham, Manchester, Blackburn, Leicester and Bradford. This tour was a part of Global Aid Vision, a worldwide campaign against blindness, while fundraising events would be arranged in this regard.
The country tour was inaugurated from Illford London where a colorful program was organized. Lord Nazir Ahmed, former federal minister and founder of Al Mustafa Welfare Society (Trust) Pakistan Haji Muhammad Hanif Tayyab, Allama Jamshid Saeedi, Allama Ghulam Rabbani Afghani, Hafiz Ehsan Ullah, MM Allam, former President Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry UK Syed Qammar Raza and a large number of women, children and prominent personalities of Pakistani community also attended the function.
Addressing the participants, Lord Nazir said that Britain was the biggest donor in the world, which was donating £ 0.5 billion in every year and the British Muslims were contributing a big donation for humanitarian services. The British Muslims had donated more than £ 100 million during earthquake and floods in Pakistan. The British Muslims were contributing more than £ 50 million in every year as Zakat. He said Al Mustafa was serving humanity in Gaza, Burma and other nations of the world and its chairman Abdul Razzaq Sajid was just like my brother.
He appreciated that Al Mustafa was the first Muslim Charity organization, which reached in Burma to help the Rohangia Muslims during the communal riots. Lord Nazir said it was his old desire to meet Haji Hanif Tayyab who was serving the humanity without any discrimination. He said Al Mustafa was doing a great job for the restoration of eyesight. He also appreciated the Al Mustafa efforts for cleft lips and palate surgeries and appealed to the philanthropists that they should give a smile to the vulnerable people for a little money as donation for plastic surgery.
Lord Nazir also promised that he would attend the function to be held in Manchester and Bradford and support the campaign against blindness. The founder and patron in chief of Al Mustafa Welfare Society (Trust) Haji Hanif Tayyab said that Al Mustafa had been established during 1983 in Pakistan and today it was serving in 21 countries. He said that the Taiwan government had also acknowledged the services rendered by Al Mustafa and we had also distributed 600 ton rice given by the people of Taiwan during last two years.
Abdul Razzaq Sajid, Chairman AMWT said that Al Mustafa has become second largest charity organization in education and health sectors in Pakistan. He said Al Mustafa was running ten medical centres in Karachi, more than 100 schools and a large fleet of ambulances in Pakistan. He announced that Al Mustafa would conduct 100, 00 cataract surgeries in Pakistan in current year. Chairman Al Mustafa also distributed the appreciation certificates among Haji Ghulam Hussain, Khalid Javed and Mankind Welfare Trust on the occasion.