The holy month of Ramadan is coming and it is coming at a time when we already have an estimate of more than 2 million (Internally displaced persons) IDPs due to earthquake, floods and various military operations. Now the latest military operation, Zarb e Azb has added around .45 to .6 million new IDPs. I have been criticizing this operation and the way military establishment and their puppets in politics are destroying the country but the real damage is done to the civilians who have to leave their homes and lose their properties, lives of their loved ones and their localities for migration towards other areas. Sind and Punjab governments, despite being the supporters of this war have banned the entry of these IDPs in their provinces as if they are some lesser citizens of this country or they belong to a lesser race. PMLN allied Baluchistan government has also shown no sympathy towards these IDPs. Its only Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) is the only government which is taking care of these refugees. We were not able to stop war but we can reduce the pains of those who are suffering because of the bad actions of our rulers and policy makers. Below are some of the charities who are doing some good work to take care of these refugees:
Another good one and with presence in the area is Al-Khidmat Foundation:
If you know some more charities working on the ground then please feel free to share them in the comments.
According to ISPR, Pakistan army has also setup some camps like USA does in Afghanistan after destroying villages. My suggestion is not to give donations to them as they will use that for publicity stunts which are then used for more bombings. What logic is this that first you bomb them and kick them out of their houses and then bribe them to win their loyalties by giving them a fraction of dollar payments you received from your masters in the form of coalition support funds?
It is interesting to see that a British citizen Altaf hussain is using his mafia apparatus for collection extortion money in Ramadan and forcing them to give zakat and fitra (religious charity money to help poor) to MQM (Altaf’s party). This money is used to buy weapons and conduct terrorist activities in Pakistan. The money found in Altaf’s London residence was also collected like this.
We demand british police to take actions against its citizens and ask british government that why they are involved in such crimes by letting Altaf London as a base for Mafia activities.
This hypocrisy will only fuel hatred against Britain as people see it as a source of terrorism in Pakistan. On one hand British government pretends to be the champion of democracy and human rights and chase terrorist all over the world and on the other hand they sponsor terrorism in Pakistan.
People should speak against it not only in Pakistan and UK but all over the world.Please register your complain regarding this issue:
British citizens should ask their government that why they are harboring such terrorists of MQM and risking the lives of people living in UK as well.
Ramadan comes with a message of piety, sharing with each and caring of each other. I would like to appeal to all people paying Zakat this year to support Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre. The team running Shaukat Khanum Trust is one of the most credible and capable team in the country and around the world. Running the largest charity organization in a poor country like Pakistan and managing to make it free for around 70 percent of cancer patients in a poor country is not a game.
Please help them in their great effort.
Below is the link of their donation page:
Currently, Shaukat Khanum Trust is running a large cancer hospital in Lahore which provides free treatment to around 70 percent of its cancer patients. They are also working on two projects in Karachi and Peshawar. The hospital is a brain child of Pakistan’s legendary cricketer and philanthropist, Imran Khan.
A good message is given in their recent ad campaign for 2012 Zakat collection:
Please help generously.