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Service to humanity is the highest form of worship, says. Naek.

ISLAMABAD, 19 May, 2009 (Frontier Star) -- Chairman Senate Farooq H Naek on Tuesday underlined that service to humanity is the highest form of worship. He was speaking as chief guest at MoU signing ceremony between ERRA and Humanity Hope (HH), a US-based NGO run by ex pat, for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Government Boys High School Shamdara, Teh: Oghi, District Mansehra, here last evening. The Minister for Science and Technology Mr. Azam Khan Swati, Secretary Senate, Raja Muhammad Amin and Deputy Chairman ERRA, Brig. Masood Ahmed were also present on the occasion. The Chairman said the spirit of sharing and caring witnessed during October 2005 earthquake must be kept alive to keep the morale of the nation high. We need revival of this spirit to mitigate the sufferings of the displaced people of Swat, lower Deer Buner etc who have left their hearth and homes to enable the law enforcing agencies conduct successful operation against the miscreants. "October 2005 earthquake was a watershed in our history as it united the whole of Pakistani nation and a common bond was established from Karachi to Khyber", he observed. People demonstrated unusual sense of urgency and sacrifice in providing relief to their brethren affected earthquake", he said. Today, he said, we need similar commitment to help out the affectees of Malakand Division who are looking forward expectantly to rest of Pakistan to mitigate their sufferings. "The glaze in the eyes of small children waiting for a healing touch must propel 170-million strong nation to act urgently and decisively for rehabilitation of the IDPs", he added. The Chairman commended efforts of Humanity Hope and other such organizations engaged in relief work and urged them to supplement government's efforts in this regard", he pointed. It may be mentioned that this project is jointly sponsored by Humanity Hope, Pak German Association and Alpine Club of Pakistan. The over all cost of the school is US$ 384,000 and it will benefit 500 students per year. The project includes 10 Class Rooms, laboratory, Exam Hall, Administration Block, provision of furniture, computers and water supply. The project will start in May 2009 and will be completely by January 2010.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
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Date:May 19, 2009
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