By Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan
The UAE Embassy in Pakistan with the collaboration of UAE charities mainly Red Crescent Authority organized series of extended iftari programs in the holy month of Ramadan in different cities of Pakistan especially Islamabad and Rawalpindi, right from the first of Ramadan. Embassy’s envoy said such purposeful initiatives will be continued and carried in other parts of the country during the whole month of Ramadan.
The Embassy, on Tuesday held a well organized iftari program/dinner in the courtyard of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society which was attended by all employees and workers of the society.
HE Mattar Al Mansouri, the charge d Affaires of the Embassy and the chairperson of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society Ms. Nilofar Bakhtiar attended the iftari with the people.
HE Mansouri said in this occasion that the humanitarian and charity initiatives sponsored by the UAE charitable organizations/institutions under the guidance of H. H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE are well taken and highly appreciated by the social welfare authorities in Pakistan.
The embassy has systematic mechanism and necessary arrangement to carry out the charitable program which included the distribution of dates, alms and iftari meals for the needy and poor people in order to reduce some worries of orphans, widows, special people, and students of educational centers to achieve social interaction and reduce their suffering he further added.
Ms. Bakhtiar Nilofer, the chairperson of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society said this iftar program is important for majority of poor strata of the Pakistani society. It advocates the true spirits of social camaraderie, kindness and mitigation of the sufferings, she praised.
She added that this initiative sponsored by the UAE Red Crescent Authority under the directives of H. H Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahya Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region and Chairman of the UAE Red Crescent is the extended part and parcel of the humanitarian aid and charitable assistance to the Pakistani people.
She loved to attend such iftari program with her staff members, colleagues and common worker which embraced social equivalence, approbation, and sense of cohesion among us, she further added.
Ms. Bakhtiar extended her thanks and appreciation to the UAE leadership, government and its brotherly people for their unrelenting meaningful assistance and support. She said the United Arab Emirates always stood with the people of Pakistan in all circumstances.