15 Oct 2013
Annual Picnic for Khanwada-e-Shohada-e-Khyber Pakhtun Khwah [Dera Ismail Khan].
Shaheed Foundation Pakistan is currently serving 1530 families of martyrs in 53 cities across the length and breadth of Pakistan with the blessings of Imam-e-Zamana [a.t.f.s] . The system which was re-organized some one and a half decade back in 1997 has progressed rapidly with experience of yester years adding in with every passing year ,helping tremendously in evolving a system that offers comprehensive ,multi-faceted and broadbased services for Khanwada-e-Shohada-e-Millat-e-Jaffaria Pakistan ,catering to basic human needs and grooming the families especially the children into becoming useful citizens of the beloved country by imparting quality education and counselling.
Shaheed Foundation 's annual calendar contains many useful annaul projects which are undertaken each year with a renewed vigour . The annual picnics for Khanwada-e-Shohada in different parts of the country is one such project . This year's annual picnic for Khanwada-e-Shohada-e-Sindh was undertaken in July and for the families in Punjab ,the picnic project was done in September 2013.
Likewise for some of Khanwada-e-Shohada-e-Khyber Pakhtun Khwah [Dera Ismail Khan ] region the grand annual picnic was held in September 2013. Derra Ismail Khan is one of those cities of Pakistan which has one of the largest concentrations of martyrs families and the area is largely hailed as a symbol of unflinching resilience amid systematic attacks on momineen for some decades . The first large scale attack on momineen perhaps took place in September 1988 when yazidi administration clamped a shoot on sight curfew to stop Ashura Procession and momineen defied the ban ,offering martyrs on the noble way .
Ever since ,there has been little respite for momineen of Dera. It is one of those areas where nearly every momin family has a direct relative /acquaintance as martyr. It is one of those areas where there are many families having multiple martyrs. Some families have given scores of martyrs and such a situation is heart-bleeding . Mentionable is the fact that besides normal methods of martyrdoms like shootings ,bombings ,it is one of those areas where abductions and subsequent torturing to martyrdom has been very frequently used in past ,unlike other settled areas .
Picnic was arranged on 30th September at National Club near indus river . 130 families were invited on the occassion and more than 500 members of Khanwada-e-Shohada-e-Dera turned up on the occassion. Refreshments and sweets were arranged by local brothers for the martyrs ' children and organized program was conducted . A sumptuous dinner was laid out in the honour of Khanwada-e-Shohada-e-Millat .
The working brothers of Dera ,worked day and night to make immaculate arrangements right from transportation ,feast , refreshments , picnic day program and overall arrangement. Central Committee member who was on a visit to the region participated in the program and met khanwada-e-Shohada .
The member was apprised of the latest working of the local brothers and families also shared their problems and offered suggestions for improving the work of SFP.
Alhamdulillaah It is a matter of immense pride for Central Committee , Working Committee brothers of the region and all the members of Shaheed Foundation Pakistan ,that families of martyrs and kids in particular gave a very wholehearted and thorough approval to the efforts of the brothers for undertaking this event
Inshallaah banking on the countless blessings of Imam-e-Zaman [atfs] Shaheed Foundation will continue its focussed humble efforts and everything within our means to provide comprehensive services in the multiple fields of health ,education , counselling and healthy entertainment to the families and children of the benefactors of Millat-e-Jaffaria Pakistan .
It may be noted that the projects undertaken throughout the year are improving tremendously with more and more experience of yester-years adding in . These projects serve multiple purposes , especially the annual picnic project ,which on one hand is sheer entertainment for youth and children ,on the other ,is a great opportunity of socialization for elderlies and ladies of the martyrs families.
Where-as in children it inculcates a strong sense of peer-competition in academic ,sports and co-curricular activities [and the opportunity is amply exploited towards this end ] ,in families and relatively grown up children it really helps in a genuine catharsis and really imparts psychological solace and comfort ,on learning that so many of us are all standing right beside each other in these difficult times.
An opportunity of a focussed socialization in this quick paced digital age ,also increases the insight of the social problems and stimulates a maturer and wiser thought process for decision making in children and families .Thus unnoticeably a lot of blessings of Allaah SWT are invited when-ever momineen [and that too Khanwada-e-Shohada ] gather .
Central Committee Shaheed Foundation Pakistan deeply thanks the working brothers for conducting an excellent event and earnestly hopes that coming events will be better still . Inshaallaah ,these selfless efforts will be rewarded by Masoomeen [AS] ,for loving whose names the Shohada-e-Azeez have shed their blood for.
May Allaah hasten the re-appearance of awaited saviour of mankind ,Imam Mehdi [atfs] and grant us strength and resilience to stand the tests and tribulations of time . May Allaah guide our efforts towards attaining His pleasure and nearness and guide our journey on this part till our final breaths.