Muttahida Qaumi Movement Coordination Committee’s Deputy Convener, Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, said here on Saturday that volunteers of the party’s Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation (KKF) as a part of their mission of serving humanity would leave no stone unturned in collecting hide and skins of sacrificial animals during the forthcoming Eid-ul-Azha despite trying circumstances.
The volunteers of the KKF would perform their religious and organizational duties by visiting door-to-door to collect hide and skins for meeting the needs of poor and deserving people, he added.
Dr Siddiqui, who is also a Member of National Assembly, was speaking at a joint meeting of KKF volunteers and MQM workers held here on Saturday at Azizabad’s Lal Qila ground, located adjacent to the party’s headquarters `Nine Zero’. MQM Coordination Committee’s Deputy Convener, Dr Nusrat and Members – Anis Kaimkhani, Wasay Jalil, Yousuf Shahwani, Amin-ul-Haq, Ahmed Saleem Siddiqui, Aamir Khan, Syed Haider Abbas Rizvi, Adil Khan, Khalid Sultan, Aslam Afridi and Haq Parast MNAs and MPAs were also present on the occasion.
Highlighting the importance of Eid-ul-Azha, Dr Siddiqui said that on this occasion when the faithful after offering their Eid prayers would enjoy the festivities at their homes, MQM workers on the directives of the party chief Altaf Hussain would be busy in collecting hide and skins of sacrificial animals as a part of their service to the humanity.
He said that Altaf Hussain who is rich with the wealth of sense of realization has infused the spirit of sense of realization among workers of the party and they were showering the same across the country. The MQM chief was of the view that politics is the other name of serving humanity and the politicians who were not serving the humanity were, in fact, bringing a bad name to the politics, he added.
Earlier, Coordination Committee’s Member, Haider Abbas Rizvi, recalled that the American government in recognition of KKF’s relief work during Katrina storm had awarded MQM’s America Chapter; diplomats of Indonesia, Malaysia and different countries of Middle-East gave letter of appreciation to the KKF for its humanitarian services rendered during Tsunami while the Iranian government’s diplomats’ letters of appreciation to the KKF in recognition of its relief works carried out during an earthquake that had hit Iran’s city of Sheher Bam were part of record.
He said that the KKF being the biggest non-governmental organization (NGO) of Pakistan had rendered exemplary humanitarian service in the country as well as in other countries of the world and, as such, it was matter of great proud for the MQM.
In this regard, Mr Rizvi pointed out that it was on the directives of Altaf Hussain that the workers of the party took lead in providing relief goods to the earthquake-affected brethren of Baluchistan’s Awaran district and the relief work over there was still continuing.
He said that although we were aware of the targeted operation currently under way in Karachi and even in the past when MQM workers were subjected to the worst kind of state oppression, the party had continued its mission of serving humanity with more zeal and the KKF and MQM workers could not be deterred from discharging humanitarian services in those days merely because they are the workers of Mr Hussain.
“Continuing tests of MQM workers are a testimony to the fact that we are Haq Parast”, he added.