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Two shot dead on resistance


May 15, 2019

FAISALABAD: Two people were killed on resistance in separate incidents here on Tuesday. In the first incident, Salahuddin of New Garden Colony was shot dead by armed dacoits during a dacoity when he offered resistance in the precincts of Madina Town police.

In another incident, motorcyclist Karamat Ali was shot dead by some unknown bandits on resistance near Abadi Wazir Khan. Meanwhile, Akram of Chak 92/RB was shot dead by some unidentified accused persons.

‘Akhuwat proving interest-free loans to poor’: Akhuwat, an interest-free microfinance organisation, will launch the Sadqat Bank to collect Sadqat and distribute them among oppressed and downtrodden segment of the society. It was said by Akhuwat Chairman Dr Muhammad Amjad Saqib while addressing the students of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad at a seminar on Philosophy of Akhuwat at Centre for Advanced Studies Auditorium, UAF, on Tuesday. He said that his organisation had distributed microloans amounting to Rs83 billion with a recovery rate of 99.99 per cent. The journey of interest-free loan was started with Rs 10,000, he disclosed. He added that we need to develop the skills among the people so that they could become entrepreneur and could emerge as giver.

He said that as many as 3.3 million families and 15m people had got benefit from the Akhuwat. He said that they had developed a university to produce the skilled manpower with the special focus on handholding of underprivileged class. He said that they were also distributing clothes and running the health clinics and food bank to address the different issues of the people. He stressed the need to adopt the model by shunning difference, encourage brotherhood, honesty, self accountability and to work collectively for a bigger cause for the benefit of humanity. He said that the Akhuwat was working efficiently by giving interest-free loan to deserving people to stand on their own feet. UAF Vice-Chancellor Dr M Ashraf said that the Akhuwat was providing marvelous services for the underprivileged people. He said that sustainable development goals provide a global blueprint for dignity, peace and prosperity for the people.

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