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December 20, 2019

MPs visit Ehsaas Saylani ‘langar’ in capital

Islamabad

December 20, 2019

Islamabad : Four Members of the Parliament (MPs)—Rukhsana Naveed, Shaheen Saifullah, Zill-e-Huma, and Munawara Baloch— visited the Ehsaas ‘langar’ at Peshawar More here on Thursday. They sat with people, heard their issues, and assured them their full cooperation. The MPs appreciated the ethos of the ‘langar’ scheme, food quality, and the degree of respect with which people are being served at the Ehsaas Saylani langar.

Talking to people being served with food, MNA from KP Zil-e-Huma said, “It is heartening to see that the Ehsaas ‘langar’ is benefitting the deprived by giving them clean charity feeding space where they are served daily, free of cost, and with great dignity and honour.”

MNA and Parliamentary Secretary Climate Change Rukhsana Naveed termed the Ehsaas ‘langar’ scheme an important move of the government to reduce inequality and invest in people through public-private partnership. “This is the first scheme that has been set up as a public-private partnership, with zero cost to the government,” she said.

Currently, the Ehsaas’ langar’ in Islamabad provides food twice a day to around 600-700 people. For lunch, food is served from noon to 2 p.m. and for dinner from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. “Ehsaas langar is a continuation of our religious and cultural legacy as well and it is not only providing relief to those in need but is also adding value to the lives of daily labourers and those earning low incomes”, said Shaheen Saifullah, MNA from KP.

“We are very pleased to be a part of this noble cause,” said Munawara Baloch, MNA from Balochistan. She then continued, “We are glad to see that Ehsaas ‘langars’ are meeting the nutritional needs of the poorest.”

The Ehsaas ‘langars’ will be extended countrywide with as many as 112 schemes to be set up over a period of two years to feed millions of people lacking food. Saylani Welfare International Trust, which is partnering with Ehsaas on this initiative, is a reputable Pakistani charity focusing on social welfare of the poor and distressed.