Pakistan President in Washington D.C. to Confer Humanitarian Award to Aid Group for Earthquake Relief Efforts

Sep 20, 2006, 01:00 ET from Islamic Relief

    BUENA PARK, Calif., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- - Pakistani President
 General Pervez Musharraf will be presenting the Sitar-i-Isaar ('Star of
 Dedication') Award to Islamic Relief and other aid groups for their relief
 efforts after last year's devastating earthquake. The award ceremony will
 take place this Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Pakistani Embassy in Washington,
 D.C.
     The award represents President Musharraf's acknowledgement of the
 tireless, hard work of Islamic Relief in Pakistan. President Musharraf has
 assured Islamic Relief that the government of Pakistan will always be a
 supportive partner of its efforts.
     Islamic Relief is grateful for this honor and has been continuing its
 efforts to assist victims of last October's earthquake. Islamic Relief's
 Chairman of the Board, Dr. Mohamed Attawia, will be on hand to receive the
 award from President Musharraf.
     The earthquake that struck the South Asian subcontinent last October
 has affected over 3 million people. Islamic Relief continues to operate
 long-term sustainable development projects to ensure that the millions who
 have been left homeless are not forgotten. Islamic Relief has collected
 over $30 million in aid (cash and in-kind) thus far, and its projects have
 benefited over 340,000 people.
     Islamic Relief has established shelters, mobile health clinics, and
 water and sanitation facilities throughout the earthquake-affected areas.
 Approximately 1.7 million people have also benefited from Islamic Relief's
 Road Re-Opening and Access Project, which cleared landslides to open roads
 for aid to be delivered to the affected areas.
     Media professionals may contact Islamic Relief for interviews or
 further information.
     WHAT:
     Pakistani President gives prestigious humanitarian award for earthquake
     relief efforts
 
     WHEN:
     Thursday, September 21
     2:30 pm
 
     WHERE:
     Embassy of Pakistan
     3517 International Court, NW
     Washington, D.C. 20008
     Islamic Relief is an international relief and development organization,
 with partner offices in 33 countries across the world. We operate a wide
 range of emergency relief and sustainable development projects across the
 world, including healthcare, water and sanitation, education, income
 generation, and orphan support. For more information, please call or visit
 our website, www.irw.org.
     For three years in a row, Islamic Relief USA has been recognized as a
 4-star charity by Charity Navigator, its highest rating. Charity Navigator
 is America's largest charity evaluator.
 
 

SOURCE Islamic Relief
    BUENA PARK, Calif., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- - Pakistani President
 General Pervez Musharraf will be presenting the Sitar-i-Isaar ('Star of
 Dedication') Award to Islamic Relief and other aid groups for their relief
 efforts after last year's devastating earthquake. The award ceremony will
 take place this Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Pakistani Embassy in Washington,
 D.C.
     The award represents President Musharraf's acknowledgement of the
 tireless, hard work of Islamic Relief in Pakistan. President Musharraf has
 assured Islamic Relief that the government of Pakistan will always be a
 supportive partner of its efforts.
     Islamic Relief is grateful for this honor and has been continuing its
 efforts to assist victims of last October's earthquake. Islamic Relief's
 Chairman of the Board, Dr. Mohamed Attawia, will be on hand to receive the
 award from President Musharraf.
     The earthquake that struck the South Asian subcontinent last October
 has affected over 3 million people. Islamic Relief continues to operate
 long-term sustainable development projects to ensure that the millions who
 have been left homeless are not forgotten. Islamic Relief has collected
 over $30 million in aid (cash and in-kind) thus far, and its projects have
 benefited over 340,000 people.
     Islamic Relief has established shelters, mobile health clinics, and
 water and sanitation facilities throughout the earthquake-affected areas.
 Approximately 1.7 million people have also benefited from Islamic Relief's
 Road Re-Opening and Access Project, which cleared landslides to open roads
 for aid to be delivered to the affected areas.
     Media professionals may contact Islamic Relief for interviews or
 further information.
     WHAT:
     Pakistani President gives prestigious humanitarian award for earthquake
     relief efforts
 
     WHEN:
     Thursday, September 21
     2:30 pm
 
     WHERE:
     Embassy of Pakistan
     3517 International Court, NW
     Washington, D.C. 20008
     Islamic Relief is an international relief and development organization,
 with partner offices in 33 countries across the world. We operate a wide
 range of emergency relief and sustainable development projects across the
 world, including healthcare, water and sanitation, education, income
 generation, and orphan support. For more information, please call or visit
 our website, www.irw.org.
     For three years in a row, Islamic Relief USA has been recognized as a
 4-star charity by Charity Navigator, its highest rating. Charity Navigator
 is America's largest charity evaluator.
 
 SOURCE Islamic Relief