APP46-23 KARACHI: February 23 - President Dr. Arif Alvi addressing the gathering during his visit to Saylani Welfare Trust. APP

KARACHI, Feb 23 (APP):President Dr. Arif Alvi on Saturday said Islam teaches the muslims to help the needy people by donating  money and Allah Almighty has also said in the holy Quran to donate from what He has given us.

He said this while addressing a ceremony during his visit to the head office of Saylani Welfare Trust at  Bahadurabad here. The President expressed gratitude to Saylani Welfare Trust for its welfare activities to extend help to needy sections of the society.

Referring to the welfare activities of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Maulana Abdul Sattar Edhi and famous singer Shahzad Roy, the President said that all of them felt the sufferings of the down-trodden people and served

He said that Saylani Welfare Trust was providing help to the needy in different fields, which was highly commendable.

The President said that only resources were not enough for bringing prosperity and improvement but vision was equally important to utilize the available resources.

Referring to his meeting with Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed Bin Salman, he said that the Saudi Crown Prince was very hopeful about the bright future of Pakistan.

He said that Mohammad Bin Salman has shown confidence into the present leadership of Pakistan and said the leadership will sail Pakistan to the right direction of prosperity and development.

Addressing on the occasion, Chairman Saylani Welfare Trust, Maulana Bashir Ahmed Farooqi assured full cooperation on behalf of the Trust to the government with regard to welfare and relief activities, whenever needed in case of any natural disaster. About 3000 devoted employees of the Saylani Trust serve the needy people, he added.

Director IT Saylani Welfare Trust, Zia Khan briefed the gathering about IT Training project which is being executed by the Saylani Welfare Trust to impart IT training to the youths.

He said that a mass entry test for admission to free IT Training program of the Trust was taken by around 17500 candidates, out of them 13400 had successfully cleared, who were selected purely on merit.

In his welcome speech, the Board Member of Saylani Welfare Trust, Afzal expressed gratitude to the President for visiting the head office of the Trust. He said that the Saylani Welfare Trust extends assistance to the needy people throughout the country as well as all over the world.

Earlier, a short documentary film about the life and achievements of Dr. Arif Alvi was screened to pay tribute to the President.

Another short documentary film was also screened about the welfare, relief and rescue operations of Saylani Welfare Trust. Later, President Dr Arif Alvi was presented a souvenir by Arif Lakhani of the Saylani Welfare Trust.