Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri a national asset: Sayyid Asif Hashmi

It is my prayer to God that He blesses all the leaders of Pakistan with qualities of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri. He said that Shaykh-ul-Islam is a personality but his work overshadows the work of many. The documentary of his Indian tour has convinced me that an ocean of people who love him is present everywhere. It is an ocean not a Tsunami that matters. Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri is a great national asset.

Sayyid Asif Hashmi, Chairman of Evacuee Trust Property Board, expressed these views while addressing a ceremony to mark the beginning of Ambulance service for different towns of Lahore. The ceremony was held in a local hotel today under the banner of Minhaj Welfare Foundation today. Sheikh Zahid Fayyaz, G.M. Malik, Hafizullah Javed, Sanaullah Khan and other leaders were also present on the occasion.

Asif Hashmi welcomed the launch of ambulance operations at the initial stage. He also declared to bear all expenditures of a student for five years who is getting education at Orphan Home Care (Agosh project of Minhaj Welfare Foundation). Referring to Tsunami, he said that it had everything to do with negativity as it entailed destruction, while he was appreciate of positive and constructive contributions.

Asif Hashmi said that welfare projects of MWF were playing important role in promotion of education in the country and the credit for these marvelous contributions went to the leadership and statesmanship of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi, Secretary General of Minhaj-ul-Quran International, said that Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri was playing his role in promoting constructive and positive values in the society. He said that his initiative in the form of Minhaj Welfare Foundation was a source of support for the downtrodden sections of society. He said that MWF did a tremendous job during floods. The various rehabilitation projects were still underway. He said that we would continue to serve the suffering humanity irrespective of any discrimination of caste, creed, religion, colour and race. He said that the scope of ambulance services will be enlarged with the passage of time.

In his remarks, Iftikhar Shah Bokhari, Director of MWF, said that MWF was driven by a holistic vision of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri in the fields of education, health and public welfare. He threw light on various projects of MWF. He said that 630 schools, 18 IT colleges, one chartered University, 110 free dispensaries, ambulance service in 32 cities, 807 water installation plants, and a grand project of 500 orphan students were some of the highlights that characterized the work of MWF.

Irshad Tahir also spoke on the occasion.