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Helping marginalized segments of society and persons with disabilities was our national and regions obligation
Friday, 22nd October, 2021

Announces establishment of Sardar Bahadur Khan Trust in memory of his father

Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that helping marginalised segments of the society and persons with disabilities was our national and religious obligation. He said that by capacitating these people, they could play an important role in the national development. He pledged to extend all out support to all organisations working for persons with disabilities and marginalised segments of society. The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser said this while addressing a Special event organised by the Special Committee for Special Persons of the National Assembly to honour organisations working for welfare of persons with disabilities. 

Paying tribute to Dr. Amjad Saqib of Akhuwat, former Air Commodore Shabir Ahmed of Rashid Memorial Trust and Chaudhry Akhtar of KORT, the Speaker said that they were our heroes and were doing exemplary welfare work inside Pakistan. He called for replicating the spirit with which these organizations are working for humanity across the country.

He said that the schools and colleges built with all facilities for special persons and the marginalised segments of the society by these Organization in different areas of Punjab, Sindh, Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was commendable. He said that purpose of today's ceremony was to pay tribute to the national heroes who had set an example of the best service to humanity. 

Inspired by the work of these charitable organizations, he announced formation of Sardar Bahadur Khan Memorial Trust in the name of his father.

Chaudhry Akhtar of KORT addressing the ceremony through video link expressed gratitude to Speaker National Assembly for honouring and encouraging all welfare organisations. He said that the he established KORT for orphans who lost their families in devastating earthquake of year 2005. Apart from establishing homes for orphans, other welfare activities were also organised by his organisation for imparting educational and health care facilities to those who earlier did not had access to all those facilities. He said that patronage of the present government has given a lot of encouragement to the services of welfare organisations. 

Rashid Memorial Trust patron Former Vice Air Commodore Shabbir Ahmed while addressing the ceremony Said that Life is the name of living for others. He said that Life is very short and serving humanity appeases Allah Almighty. He advised that We should all work for bringing happiness in other lives. He said that Service to humanity is our religious duty. 

Head of Akhuwat, Dr. Amjad Saqib addressing the ceremony said that he established the organisation for welfare of the marginalised segments of the society. He thank the Speaker National Assembly for arranging this event for honouring him and his fellow colleagues. He said that Essence of Brotherhood is self-sacrifice and the purpose of life is achieved when someone share his joys and resources with others. 

Later the Speaker National Assembly along with other MNAs presented shields to Dr. Amjad Saqib and former Air Commodore Shabbir Ahmad. 

The event was attended by members of Parliament, representatives of charitable and welfare organizations, media and civil society.