UWT sacrificed 3,000 animals

    Saturday, November 27, 2010
    The News
    Islamabad

    The Ummah Welfare Trust (UWT), a United Kingdom-based charity organization, slaughtered more than 3,000 sacrificial animals during the three days of Eidul Azha at the slaughterhouse of the Ummah Children Academy, says a press release issued here on Friday.

    The meat of sacrificed animals was distributed in Nowshehra, Mardan, Charsadda, Risalpur, Jahangira, Akora Khattak on the first day of Eidul Azha and in Swat, Dera Ismail Khan, Rawalpindi and Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir on the second day of Eid. On the third day of Eid the meat of sacrificed animals was distributed in flood-hit areas of southern Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan. The special focus of UWT was on flood-stricken areas besides 2005 earthquake victims, internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Malakand division, widows, orphans and disabled persons.

    The trust also arranged group sacrifices in Afghanistan, Niger and Nigeria to share the happiness of Eid with the poor and impoverished people. Food packages and Eid gifts for children were also distributed at some places.

    Renowned British religious scholar from UK, Sheikh Ahmad Ali was invited to visit Pakistan to monitor the distribution of meat this year. Sheikh Ahmad Ali closely observed different phases of the ritual slaughters and praised the successful accomplishment of the task of sacrificing three thousand animals and distribution of meat. Speaking on the occasion he said this was a unique experience to attend the ritual on such large scale.

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