Safe Charity Seminar
Initiative for Peace and Development – IPAD is holding awareness seminars with the support of Ministry of information, Broadcasting and National Heritage from 20th June till 29th June 2016 at Multan Chamber of Commerce. It is an effort to encourage the public to become more vigilant and attentive while donating. Seminars will have participation from Chamber of Commerce, Industrialists, Trade Associations and Unions etc. focusing on the major chunk of donors.
We all are well aware of a fact that charity and donations (zakat and Khairaat) are misused by extremist organizations which sponsor homegrown extremism and terrorism in Pakistan. As the highest level of donations are given in the holy month of Ramadan, which accounts for 70 – 80% of overall charity. This is time when people need to be specially cautious about who they give their charity to at this time as terrorist extremist outfits see this time as a lucrative opportunity to deceive the public into providing donations in the guise of development work.