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Islamabad(Staff Reporter)A subsequent charity event of Heydar Aliyev Foundation of Azerbaijan was implemented on the occasion of Eid ul-Adha in Pakistan, on the initiative and support of Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva, First Lady of Azerbaijan and President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation by the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

On this occasion, a ceremony was hold on at the National Institute of Special Education (NISE), Islamabad that specialized in the education and care for the special children with disabilities. The ceremony were attended by Mr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhary, Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development, Mr. Ali Alizada, Ambassador of Azerbaijan, Mr. Sheikh Azhar Sajjad, Director General for Special Education of Capital Administration and Development Division, Mrs. Nusrat Tahir, director of NISE, Mr. Muhammad Asif Noor, President of the Azerbaijan-Pakistan Youth Forum, media representatives, officials of Azerbaijan Embassy to Pakistan and children residing in the special education centers of Directorate General of Special Education .

Minister of State Mr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhary, chief guest of the event, In his speech, expressing his gratitude to the Government of Azerbaijan, in particular First Lady of Azerbaijan, President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva for benevolent initiatives,  emphasized that the projects realized by Heydar Aliyev Foundation in Pakistan contributed to the progress of brotherly relations between the nations of Azerbaijan and Pakistan and all these noble actions were highly appreciated by the Government of Pakistan. Minister characterized the construction of high school for girls soon after devastating earthquake in Muzaffarabad, as well as humanitarian projects fulfilled in various provinces of Pakistan by the Foundation as a manifestation of noble nature. He referred to the solid foundation of Azerbaijan-Pakistan friendship, mutual support that both nations provided for each other, and also noted the policy the Government of Pakistan was implemented in social sector.

Speaking about moral effects of charity event that Heydar Aliyev Foundation organized for the children with disabilities of the respective centers, Mr. Sheikh Azhar Sajjad, Director General for Special Education of Capital Administration and Development Division emphasized that these children got delighted with Foundation’s gifts and qurbanies stimulated to look at the life with optimistic attitude. He conveyed his thanks to the Foundation for its benevolent initiative and informed participants about works which have done by Pakistani Government for special children.

Welcoming and congratulating children, as well as the participants on the occasion of Holy Eid Al Adha on behalf of Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva, First Lady of Azerbaijan, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Pakistan Mr.Ali Alizada stated that Azerbaijan-Pakistan brotherly relations have been built on solid foundation and sincerity, both countries supported each other in all matters and the bilateral relations includes all spheres, political, economic, trade, humanitarian and other areas. Informing the audience aware about works implemented by Heydar Aliyev Foundation in different countries of the world, as well as in Pakistan, Ambassador stressed that First Lady Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva has always had special attention towards Pakistan and the projects of Heydar Aliyev Foundation in education, health and humanitarian fields have realized under her leadership in different provinces of Pakistan has assumed considerable importance and became the symbol of the affection that people of Azerbaijan have for Pakistan.  

Ambassador emphasized about the construction of school, thalassemia center, water supply scheme, contributions to the sweet homes, to the disabled persons, also distribution gifts during the festivals and other many similar projects done by Heydar Aliyev Foundation, assessing today’s event also as an embodiment of unity and solidarity. He said that  on the occasion of  Eid Al Adha besides the gifts, the qurbanies would be distributed for the special children with disabilities who were taken care of in five centers of Directorate General of Special Education of Capital Administration and Development Division.

In the course of the event, children with disabilities performed their plays, songs and other skillful actions. At the end,  the tablets, school facilities, various toys gifted by the Foundation were presented to children participating in the ceremony and to the respective centers.

31 Aug 2017