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August 11, 2011
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Generosity and Ramazan go hand in hand

Peshawar

August 11, 2011

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Karachi
In the true spirit of Ramazan, a wave of generosity has swept across the metropolis once again and food is being distributed among the needy at Iftar time on a daily basis on behalf of various organisations, trusts as well as individuals. The Alamgir Welfare Trust is one of these benefactors.
Public Relations Officer of the Alamgir Welfare Trust Shakil Dehlavi told The News that they distributed 5,000 Iftari packets everyday to jails, religious seminaries, hospitals as well as traffic police personnel so as to ease their burden in controlling traffic around sunset.
Our volunteers even stop drivers at major intersections around Iftar time in order to hand them a food packet free of cost, he said.
Free Iftar was also being served to hundreds of people gathered in mosques in different parts of the city. The basic food items included in every packet were dates, water, juice, samosas, apples, as well as other fruit.
According to Dehlavi, each Iftari costs Rs 75 to Rs80 per day for each person, adding that about 2.5million rupees would be the total amount required to supply thousands of needy people with ample food at Iftar time during the holy month.
Islam says that generosity is one of the most important qualities in mankind and there is no better time to be generous than in the month of Ramazan, said Shakil Dehlavi.
He said that one’s generosity towards family, friends, neighbours, strangers and even enemies was mentioned repeatedly throughout the Holy Quran as well as the Hadith.
Such charity is carried out by the Alamgir Welfare Trust every year during Ramazan and aims to strengthen social ties with the public, he added. “Our Iftari is open for everyone,” he said proudly.

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