Muslim Aid today strongly condemned the merciless killing of a British aid worker, Dr Khalil Dale in Pakistan.
Expressing his shock and grief at the tragic incident, the Chairman of Muslim Aid, Sir Iqbal Sacranie said: “We are shocked to learn that a committed aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Pakistan was callously murdered by his abductors after three months in captivity, despite his dedicated humanitarian services to the people of Pakistan.”
“Dr Khalil Dale was a former employee of Muslim Aid and his death has been greatly felt by all of us. We call upon the authorities to apprehend Dr Khalil Dale’s murderers and bring them to justice. We also call upon the international community to safeguard and protect aid workers who are putting their lives at risk in various parts of the world to serve the vulnerable and needy people regardless of race, religion, gender, ethnic origin and political persuasion.”
“The contribution of humanitarian workers is central to helping people in conflict situations and in alleviating poverty. Muslim Aid joins the international humanitarian community in strongly condemning this gruesome act”, added the Chairman.
Note to editors:
- Muslim Aid is a relief and development agency set up in the United Kingdom in 1985 to provide humanitarian assistance to disaster affected countries and to help poor and vulnerable communities overcome poverty. Over the last 27 years, Muslim Aid has delivered services in over 70 countries worldwide. Muslim Aid works with all communities irrespective of faith, ethnic origin or political system. Muslim Aid programmes include emergency relief, capacity building through water, sanitation and health programmes, education and skills training, microfinance and income generation and orphan care. As well as giving practical assistance, Muslim Aid tackles poverty by developing sustainable solutions, advocating for a more just and sustainable future.