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Pakistan: AKS brings salvation for families during the alarm | Instant News


Distribution Covid-19 packet discard © Caritas Pakistan Faisalabad

Report on ambulance sent at the height of the lock in Pakistan shows how it allows you to save the lives of more than 2,000 Christians under the threat of starvation.

More than 500 families in Faisalabad of Punjab province received food rations within the framework of the Covid-19 a package of assistance from the Catholic charity aid to the Church in need.

Amid reports that some local NGOs to refuse to give emergency non-Muslims, the project partners of AKS in the field has distributed over 70 per cent of aid to Christians, whose access to employment is confined largely to low paid jobs.The rest of the help of the AKS went to other vulnerable groups.

These programs focused on families daily wage workers, rickshaw drivers, sanitary and brick-kiln workers and workers who suddenly lost their jobs when the lockdown happened, and who did not have savings.

The website of aneel Mushtaq, Executive Secretary Caritas Pakistan Faisalabad, which cooperates AKS in the project, said: “the assistance that you gave helped to save people from starvation. Many of them had nothing to put on the table to feed their families and they were in a very terrible situation.”

In the food packages included a raft Covid related to AKS the help of a program Faisalabad which included personal protective equipment such as face masks and sanitisers for all 46 priests of the diocese and protective equipment for 100 catechists.

This assistance enabled clergy and laity to serve the faithful in a moment of great need.

Meanwhile, the ACS supports a program of scholarships to the needy children in 20 Catholic schools across the diocese of Faisalabad.

There was a campaign Covid also be mounted using local radio, and posters and leaflets for those without access to the Internet and social media.

Faisalabad was one of the three dioceses on the territory of Pakistan to benefit from the program by COVID AKS help over 5,000 poor families across the country.

In early April, the charity announced a 5 million euros (4.5 million pounds) Fund COVID and since then emergency and pastoral care, was released worldwide including in India, Syria and Brazil.

Mr. Mushtaq said that the needs in Pakistan remains acute with a partial lock is still in place. He added that Christians were among those suffering the worst as the economic crisis deepens.

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Aid to the Church in need – www.acnuk.org

Tags: Pakistan, AKS, Aid to the Church in need, Covid-19, Emergency Food Assistance, Faisalabad

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Pakistan: Muslim and Christian leaders praise the Peacemaker of the Franciscans | Instant News


O. Francis peace pilgrimage 2019 Feb

Muslim leaders in Pakistan have described F. Francis Nadeem OFM, provincial of the Capuchins in Pakistan and Executive Secretary of the National Commission for interreligious dialogue and ecumenism, who died in Lahore on 3 July, as the Ambassador of peace.

Mufti Syed ashiq Hussain, a Muslim scholar and friend, FR Francis said: “brother Francis Nadeem has been the core mission of interreligious dialogue in Pakistan: after his death, we feel lost, we hope and pray His legacy inspires many Christians and Muslims in this mission.

“I worked with him in the last 17 years, he was always very humble, dedicated to their mission. He never chased fame, he fulfilled his mission in silence, which was to spread love, peace and harmony among people of different faiths. He put all of himself, to bring brotherhood and unity among Christians and Muslims, it sensitized public and Islamic schools with the message of unity, acceptance and tolerance. He was twice awarded the President of Pakistan for the good work in promoting peace and harmony.”

Allama Muhammad Ahsan Khan, Chairman of interfaith peace and accord, said: “he was a devoted and zealous man, a great man and a wonderful priest. He was a true Ambassador of peace and a true patriot. Pakistan has lost a bright and dynamic personality. His death is a great loss for the cause of interreligious dialogue. His commitment to the promotion of dialogue and tolerance will always remember. We will do our best to continue this commitment”.

Pastor Shahid Meraj of the Church of Pakistan, a part of the Anglican Church, reminiscent of O. Francis Nadeem as the “Bridge of unity between Christians and people of other faiths.”

O. Pascal Robert OFM, remembers that he “always full of ideas, activities and projects that will be implemented. He was a visionary leader,” and quoted “an important book about the contribution of religious minorities to the development and progress of the country.”

Dominican FR Nadeem Joseph OP appreciates it “as a monk, who, inspired by Francis of Assisi, followed in the footsteps of Jesus Christ, becoming an Ambassador of peace and renewal in your life prayer of St. Francis, who says: Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace where there is hatred, let me sow love.”

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