Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Charity Iftar Dinner for Pakistan flood relief

The Hopes for Help Foundation charity holds fund raising dinner in support of the Pakistan flood victims in Southall.

The charity iftari dinner was held on Sunday 22nd March 2010 at 8pm in Chaudhry's TKC restaurant on Southall Broadway.

The entry donation was £25 per person which can provide a food package for a family. Dalawar Chaudhry contributed to the appeal which meant that the actual cost of the dinner would be virtually free.

A person who has been to the affected areas said that a family was lucky to have a tent with a single manji (bed) in it. Food was something else.

You would go out in the middle of the night to ensure that you have everything for breakfast. These people have nothing, have had nothing for weeks, so you can understand their despair and frustration and need to feed their family.

The cricket ball with which Amir Khan claimed 5 wickets to win the recent 3rd Test match against England was auctioned for £200.

A genuine BOOM cricket bat signed by Pakistani cricketers was auctioned for £300.

A photograph of Imran Khan claiming his 500th test wicket, which hung in Imran Khan's home, was also auctioned.

Pakistan is still ruled by illiterate feudal lords. They don't understand that it is their job to serve the people and the country. They are not prepared to get their hands diry to help the people.

Rather than complaining that some one is not doing their job properly, middle class individuals should stand up and offer their skills in their specific field, for the betterment of Pakistan.

Choose any route you like but do something.
We need to bring change in Pakistan.

I have never felt at ease at asking for money. But for the sake of the flood victims of Pakistan, I have no hesitation in getting my nose dirty, knowing that even £2 would mean a lot to some poor souls in Pakistan.

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Friday, 20 August 2010

Jaane kab honge kum, iss duniya ke gham

Jaane kab honge kum, iss duniya ke gham by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

For Pakistan flood victims - 1,600 killed and an estimated 20 million people affected by the worst floods in Pakistan's history.

Jaane kab honge kum = When will decrease
Iss duniya ke gham = the sorrows of this world

Kiya Jis ne gila.... Mili aur saza = one who complaint ..Got more punishment.

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Friday, 6 August 2010

Fundraising dinner at Chaudhry’s TKC

The charity Muslim Aid organised a fundraising dinner on in Southall in support of the flood victims of Pakistan.

The fundraising dinner was held on Thursday 5th August 2010 at 7pm at Chaudhry’s TKC restaurant on Southall Broadway.

Cricket players Azhar Mahmood, Saqlain Mushtaq, Abdur Razzaq and other members of the Pakistan Cricket team were expected to attend to show their support on the night but were unable to do so.

One reason was the surprise visit by Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari to the Pakistan cricket team. The other being that it was the eve of the 2nd Test match against England in Birmingham - a long way to travel on the eve of a match.

The host for the evening was barrister Rizwan Hussain of Islam Channel.

"For Muslims life is test.
The real test is on those who survived or were unaffected.
What do they do?"

£155 will feed a (large) family (including grandparents) for a month.

Over £26,000 was pleadge to be given or raised within 20 minutes, including
- £1,800 from the Central Jamia Mosque in Southall
- £2,500 from saracen solicitors
- £2,000 from a mosque in Tooting

In the auction, the motto was to think about bidding against yourself and think about what your bid could do for the flood victims and not about the item itself.

A Shahid Afridi's bat, to be signed, was auctioned for £400.
Amir Khan's signed boxing glove was auctioned for £651.

The Abubakr mosque, next door, has made and continues to make 100% effort in raising funds for the Pakistan flood victims but it will distribute the money collected using it's own people, as in previous cases.

As does Chaudhry's TKC.

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