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February 26, 2007


Muslim Aid Pakistan will construct a Diagnostic Center in Chitral.

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PESHAWAR Feb 26, : A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Local Government of Chitral & Muslim Aid here in Peshawar to establish a modern diagnostic center in Chitral.
The diagnostic center will be in the premises of DHQ Hospital Chitral. Country Director of Muslim Aid Pakistan Mr. Khobaib   A Vahedy  thanks Local Govt: Chitral and official of DHQ Hospital Chitral for providing an opportunity to provide basic health care facilities for the population of remote area like Chitral. He said this example of public-private partnership in health sector can catalyze the process of providing relief to common men especially in the neglected and deprived region of country. The land of the diagnostic center was provided by DHQ Hospital with the consent of District Government of Chitral. The diagnostic center will be equipped with modern facilities of Pathology lab, ECG machines, Ultrasound and other basic diagnostic services. The initial cost for the construction of center is estimated about PKR 4 million which will be provided by Muslim Aid. After completion of center it will be operated by Al-Khidmat Foundation in consultation with Muslim Aid.
District Nazim Chitral Maghfrat Shah, MNA Abdul Akbar Chitrali MS of DHQ Hospital Chitral Dr. Fida Aziz ud Din, EDO Finance of District Government Chitral, Mr. Shabir Ahmad Khan- President of Al-Khidmat NWFP region and other prominent government and civil society representatives were present on the occasion.







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CHITRAL, Feb 26: In the first session of a two-day conference of religious leaders on the ‘Women’s Rights in Islam’, the participants reiterated that in no other religion than Islam the women folk enjoy freedom and security of rights. Integrated Chitral Development Programme (ICDP) is arranging the conference in which the religious leaders of all schools of thought are participating. Those who presented their papers on the first day included Professor Abdus Sami, Moulana Sher Aziz, Moulana Abdus Sami, Moulana Israruddin and Haji Sher Agha. They said that Islam maintains a balance between the two opposite sex and have defined their roles and responsibilities. They said that the rights and privileges of the weaker sex must be ensured well in accordance of the teachings of Islam instead of paying only lip service. Prior to this Atiqur Rehman of ICDP told that the organization has the support of Canadian International Development Authority (CIDA) and it is engaged in rural development presently in three union council with 85 community based organizations at its back.

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