Aid and Gifts from Heydar Aliyev Foundation-Ambassador Alizada Distributes in Muzaffarabad

Founder Editor Tazeen Akhtar..

Muzaffarabad,AJK - Ambassador of Azerbaijan Mr. Ali Alizada has paid a visit to Muzaffarabad and to  Rara High school,which was constructed by the initiative and support of Heydar Aliyev Foundation in 2007.

Meeting the teachers and pupils of the school, Ambassador Ali Alizada expressed his honour to visit the school,which was constructed by Heydar Aliyev Foundation named after the National Leader of Azerbaijan, on the eve of his birth anniversary. Ambassador also informed the audience about the activities and socio-humanitarian projects of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, led by Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva, First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. He mentioned a number of projects ineducational, healthcare, cultural, sports, scientific-technological, environmental and social fieldsthat have been implemented by Heydar Aliyev Foundation in various countries, particularly in Pakistan, since the Foundation started its operations in 2004.

Out of above-mentioned projects Ambassador regarded the construction of girls’ high schoolfor 400 pupils by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, with the initiative of Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva,in Muzaffarabad, after the devastating earthquake of 2005,as a manifestation of friendly and brotherly relations between Azerbaijan and Pakistan:“At the same time it’s an example of care and attention spared forthe education”.

Referring to the fact that Azerbaijan and Pakistan have always supported each other and Pakistan has not recognized Armenia as an independent state due to latter’s occupation of Azerbaijani lands, i.e. Nagorno-Karabakh and adjacent districts, Ambassador said: “Azerbaijan is a member of OIC Contact Group on Kashmir.Both Kashmir and Nagorno-Karabakh conflicts should be resolved at earliest in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.”

Ambassador also got acquainted with the current state of education and learned about the needs of the school.Then he presented the gifts and contributions of Heydar Aliyev Foundation to the school, including textbooks, school uniforms, computers and printers, iron safe boxes, sports tools, visual materials, maps, information boards, children toys and some other gifts. Moreover, Ambassadorhanded over some books, published by Heydar Aliyev Foundation, as well as books, magazines and bookletsabout Azerbaijan and its realities which were printed in Pakistan in Urdu and English.

Stressing the role of Rara High School, constructed by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, in the education and getting knowledge of the pupils, their training and upbringing, Mr. Irshad Ahmad Qureshi, Secretary of Elementary and Education of Kashmir and  Mrs. Nighat Shahin, principle of the school, alsorequested to convey deep gratitude of the government and of their own to the state of Azerbaijan, and particularly to Mrs. MehribanAliyeva, President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation and First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, for favourable educational conditions established at the school, and for care and attention provided by her.