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Booni: Khowar artists gather for a cause

CHITRAL, Oct 21: The Patient Welfare Society (PWS) Booni arranged a musical concert and culture show to collect funds for the needy and deserving patients. [caption id="attachment_5032" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Chitrali artists perform in Booni."][/caption] Speaking to the participants, President PWS Shah Nazir and General Secretary Mir Sawat said they had been working for the welfare of the poor and needy patients for many years. They said the society was being run by volunteers and donations from philanthropists. They said the society organized different activities in order to create awareness among the masses as well as motivate and enhance volunteerism among the young generation. They said PWS had so far assisted 550 patients by providing them free medicines. About Rs750,202 were also paid to the deserving and poor patients. They said they had also donated 401 bags of blood to the helpless patients. The culture show was held in the hall of the Govt. High School Booni with former UC nazim Sardar Hussain in the chair. Sohbat Ali, a former finance manager of AKHSP from  Gilgit-Baltistan,  on the occasion announced Rs50,000 donation for the PWS, while other participants also put their share together, ranging from Rs1,000 to Rs2,000 each for benefit and free treatment of deserving patients. Local artists and singers enthralled the audiences and viewers by presenting different items. The artists also performed stage drama, joke, fine arts. Talking to this scribe, some of the local artists said they took part in the programme for the welfare of the patients. Those who performed on the occasion included Ansar Elahi, Javed Ahmad, Munawar Shah Rangeen, Afsar Ali, Subadar Mohammad Khan, Jalal. A large number of people belonging to all walks of life participated in the show.]]>

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  1. Munir Hussain Fatimi says

    Local Philanthropists should come forward and help the needy ones……….it is really nice steps towards the real essence of Islam which is generosity …….

  2. Farkhanda Ahmad says

    Art has always been inspirational to human being throughout the history time line. It represents the cultural values one belong to. It is a sign of peace, love, satisfaction and prosperity of any society. Using such a platform for such social activities as PWS managed to is a great idea by social activists because it is the platform where youth can be inspired to come forward. Hopefully, such activities will be continued in future.

  3. A. Rehmnan says

    Great efforts by the community workers. Please make correction that the donation of Rs50,000 was given probably by Sohbat Ali, a former finance manager in AKHSP, from Gilgit-Baltistan, not Sehat Hussain as mentioned in the report.

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