MoU signed between
Muslim Hands and
NRSP for charity
and development work


LONDON: In order to provide basic amenities to needy people in Azad Kashmir and other deserve areas of Pakistan, the world-renowned charity organisation Muslim Hands UK and Pakistan and National Rural Support Programme (NRSP) have signed a Memorandum of Understand (MoU),

After a round of consultation both organisations have agreed to move ahead and plan for the execution of various socio-economic and rural development interventions across Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

LONDON: Pir Syed Lakht-e-Hasnaain, Shoaib Sultan Khan and Dr. Rashid Bajwa exchanging copies of MoU. (Nation picture)

Pakistani diaspora in UK shall be presented with the initiation of development work in their home villages/hometowns in AJK/Pakistan by Muslim Hands and NRSP in the form of ‘Village Development Plan’ or ‘adopt a village’ along with offering business partnerships with Pakistani Diaspora in terms of establishing and investing into social enterprises in AJK/Pakistan.

In this regard, on 31st July, an MOU has been signed between Muslim Hands and NRSP in London UK, in the presence of Chairman/CEO Muslim Hands, Pir Syed Lakhte Hassnain Shah and Chairman NRSP, Mr. Shoaib Sultan Khan along with CEO NRSP, Dr. Rashid Bajwa.

LONDON: Pir Syed Lakht-e-Hasnaain, Chairman, Muslim Hands addressing the event. (Nation picture)

As per the MOU, Muslim Hands and NRSP shall work together to develop programme strategy, digitization of the process for close monitoring of interventions for both organisation and for donors, carry out social mobilization in AJK/Pakistan and in UK to form community support groups in implementation villages and donor groups in UK.

Furthermore, the components that shall be focused in village development plan include; skill development, transfer of productive assets, solar housing, access to financial services, and social enterprises at household level. Whereas at village level interventions shall focus on; access to clean drinking water, access to renewable energy solutions for irrigation and lighting of schools, health facilities and education.

A comprehensive programme with the name of WISE (water, immunization, sanitation and educations) at union council level shall also be planned.

Group pictures of participants of the even.

Apart from that, establishment of district level diaspora facilitation centers to support (i) alternate dispute resolutions for social, economic and lands issues, (ii) facilitation on multiple registration/certifications matters related to different public sector organisations like NADRA, FBR, Land revenues, Educational equivalent certification etc, (iii) exploring the visiting spots in Pakistan/AJK, (iv) orientation/refreshers about relevant migration laws before departure to respective destinations abroad etc. Graduates of Pakistani Diaspora community in UK shall also be engaged/encouraged to participate in this programme through internships.

Giving brief to participants of the event, Pir Syed Lakht-e-Hasnain, Chairman, Muslim Hands said that this charity has started its activities in Canada and will begin the charity work in New York next month while as a whole, Muslim Hands is actively working in fifty countries,

Shoaib Sultan Khan, Chairman, NRSP furnished the details of background of his organisation. He is the former Commissioner of Karachi and philanthropist. He said that the both organisations will work together under an organised system and let the people know from time to time.

Dr. Rashid Bajwa, CEO, NRSP, said that not only the charity work will be carried under the MoU but the required loans for the needy people would be arranged through banks.

Speaker for Lewisham Council, Councillor Tauseef Anwar appreciated the efforts of both organisations and expressed hope that under the MoU, signed today, will serve the ailing and needy communities irrespective religion, cast and creed.

The prominent members of the diaspora including Ch. Mohammad Sadeeq, Maulana Arshad Jameel, M. Sarwar, Ejaz Ahmed, Cllr. Mehboob Bhatti, Ehsan Shahid, Mushtaq Lashari, Faizan Arif, Zamir Hyder, Zahir Choudhary, M. Yasir and others.