Akhuwat Foundation head Dr Muhammad Amjad Saqib, has said that every citizen should play his role to help the flood victims. He was addressing a program organized by Punjab University (PU) Department of Social Work at its premises to handover relief items for flood victims voluntarily collected by the students and faculty members of the department to Akhuwat Foundation.
Dean Faculty of Life Sciences Prof Dr Javed Iqbal Qazi, Social Work Department Chairperson Prof Dr Syeda Mehnaz Hassan, faculty members, social workers, representatives of NGOs, faculty members and students participated on this occasion.
In his address, Dr Amjad Saqib said that it is everyone’s responsibility to share the pain and suffering of others and help them in their difficulties. He advised the young students to play a role in creating a civilized society with principles like faith, unity, discipline, patience, tolerance, sacrifice, love and brotherhood by becoming agents of change in the society. He said that we have to think beyond ourselves so that no one’s rights were violated and everyone could live with dignity. He said that everyone should spend more time with the victims of flood to minimize their pain.
Dr Javed Iqbal Qazi appreciated the efforts of the students and teachers of the department. He said that helping the victims in this hour of difficulty was not only our responsibility but it was also a virtue. He said that PU had been playing its positive role in such situations in the past as well.
Dr Syeda Mehnaz Hassan said that the nomination of Dr Amjad Saqib for the Nobel Peace Prize was a matter of pride for Pakistan. He said that the students of the department played an active role by collecting the essential relief items: clothes, blankets, water bottles, food, drinks and cash for the flood victims. Later, the relief items were handed over to the Akhuwat Foundation.