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Muslim Aid attends Waltham Forest Iftar Event

Muslim Aid’s Community Liaison Officer Mr M Walayat Khokhar  attended an Iftar Event on Tuesday 17th August at Waltham Forest  Assembly Hall.  Chief guests  Rt Hon David Miliband MP and Lord Nazir joined local councillors, guests from  the Pakistan High Commission, community leaders and other dignitaries.

Mr Khokhar spoke about the current emergency in Pakistan and  highlighted the plight of the Pakistan people who continue to suffer due to the  disastrous floods. Mr Khokhar expressed his sincere gratitude to all donors who  have to date, raised over £2million for the flood affected people. Muslim Aid  has already deployed 6 teams consisting of public health engineers and health  officers in some of the worst affected areas of Nowshera, Charsadda, Jampur,  Sukkur (Sindh province) and Multan since launching its appeal on 30th July  2010.

“The response from the audience on the night was very  encouraging. A substantial amount was collected for Muslim Aid with many,  including Mr Miliband, contributing towards the relief work” said Mr Khokhar.

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