People in Tharparkar are facing famine-like situations since quite some time and over the past three months; at least 193 malnourished children have reportedly died owing to food shortage.
For this same reason, ACM - SEECS Chapter and NUST Community Services Club (NCSC) collaborated with Sahara for Life Trust for the money donation campaign at H-12 NUST. In reference to this campaign, Mr. Abrar-ul-Haq, a well-known singer and the chairman of Sahara Foundation, visited NUST on 27th of March 2014. This was also the final day of the money donation campaign at NUST.
The seminar took place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at CIPS Auditorium (Center for International Peace and Stability) located inside NUST’s H-12 campus. The auditorium was packed with faculty members, NUST officers, various students and course participants of CSL-401.
The event started off with a video showing the several endeavors of Sahara Foundation after which Mr. Abrar-ul-Haq took the stage, emphasizing the importance of helping our people in need in Islam and in the eyes of our great leader; Jinnah and Iqbal.
He then talked about his journey of making Sahara Foundation what it is today and the struggles he faced while establishing it. In the eyes of Abrar, passion and enthusiasm of the youth to help others in difficult times is what makes a nation strong and united. Abrar, who is also the first ever OIC humanitarian ambassador, ended his speech by talking about how the youth of Pakistan can bring a smile at the faces of the famine stricken people of Thar by donating money for them.
The talk was followed by a 15 minute question and answer session in which students asked the guest speaker about the future projects of the Sahara Foundation. No one can disagree with the fact that he’s a great singer so on the demands of the students, he also sang one of his famous songs at the end which left the audience asking for more. The event was concluded by chief guest of the event, Sir Bajwa (DSA), who presented the souvenir to the esteemed guest speaker. A cheque was also presented to Mr. Abrar-ul-Haq for his foundation by the Council Presidents of NCSC and ACM-SEECS Chapter.