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Free Iftar arranged for 3,000 people

By Bureau report
March 27, 2024
In this still, Muslims break their fast at Iftar during the Holy month of Ramadan arranged by Saylani Welfare Trust at University Road, Peshawar on March 26, 2024. — Facebook/Saylani Welfare International Trust
In this still, Muslims break their fast at Iftar during the Holy month of Ramadan arranged by Saylani Welfare Trust at University Road, Peshawar on March 26, 2024. — Facebook/Saylani Welfare International Trust

PESHAWAR: Saylani Welfare Trust, a humanitarian organisation, arranged free Iftar for around 3,000 deserving people here on Tuesday.

“The “Grand Dastarkhwan” was held near the Spin Jumaat on the University Road over an area of around one kilometer to accommodate around 3,000 deserving faithful,” said Aqleem Orakzai, representative of trust in KP, adding 30 volunteers offered services.

The idea behind holding grand dastarkhwan was to provide a fast-breaking facility to a large number of people dwelling in the city, Aqleem told reporters.

He said the organization was already arranging dastarkhwans in four different places in Peshawar — in front of the DC Office, Old Haji Camp, Saddar and the University Road. Saylani is also distributing food packages among poor families besides providing essential food items like cold drinks and dates for breaking fast to drivers of cab, tri-wheelers, buses and wagons.

The Karachi-based trust started operations in Peshawar in 2018 by providing free lunch and dinner facilities on a daily basis to poor people at Saddar and Old Haji Camp areas.

Apart from the distribution of free food among poor strata, the trust has joined hands with Aziz Jan Trust of Peshawar to equip youth with modern Information Technology (IT) skills to enable them to grow and stand on their feet.

Mohsin and Huma Mass IT Training Institute (MHIT) Peshawar’, a joint venture of Aziz Jan Trust and Saylani Trust, is training youth free of cost to equip the new generation with current IT knowledge leading to generating self-employment through freelancing, Aqleem explained.

Students are offered IT courses in different disciplines including graphic designing, video animation, IT essential, Web & Mobile App, Python, AI Chatbot, Techno Kids, CCNA, Cyber Security, Flutter, IT to graphic designing and IT to Web & Mobile App.

A total of 1,273 students have availed themselves of the opportunity to go through different courses within six months when the MHIT center was launched.

It merits some insertions here that the foundation Chairman of Saylani, Maulana Bashir Ahmad Farooqi had set the vision of equipping 100,000 youth with IT development courses in Pakistan.Saylani Welfare Trust Chief Executive Officer Muhammad Ghazzal has set a line of extending help to around 400,000 persons in the country daily.