ISLAMABAD / LAHORE: Pakistanis should not donate money to institutions and organisations that are fanning hatred and promoting terrorism and extremism, Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Minister Pervaiz Rashid said on Saturday.
Instead those institutions that promote healthy activities in the society and play an eminent role in the overall betterment of the country should benefit from public philanthropy, Rashid added.
Addressing an Iftar dinner hosted by the Sundas Foundation (SF) in Lahore on Saturday, the minister said many institutions utilised these donations for the collective good of society, but unfortunately a number of others used the same in a way which created unrest, enmity, extremism and intolerance.
He said donors and philanthropists must not provide such resources to institutions and organisations that are persuading individuals, particularly youth, to indulge in extremism and terrorism, by inculcating the ideology of hatred and chaos.
He appealed to the philanthropists to provide more resources to the institutions which were serving humanity and fighting against social evils.
In another function Rashid said on Saturday that people of all provinces, including Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), had pinned hopes on the PML-N.
He said it was the sole political party that had been whole heartedly working for the development and progress of the entire country. He shared his views while speaking at a function where Syed Sarfaraz Naqvi joined the PML-N.
The PML-N would contact the people on the basis of its performance in 2018. He said nobody could point the finger at the honesty and humbleness of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and at the cost of development works.
Pervaiz Rashid said the PML-N’s election symbol was ‘lion’ which had now become a symbol of progress in Pakistan.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 3rd, 2016.