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Documentary by AAJ TV09-Sep-2009 08:13

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In 2002 Parveen Saeed, a resident of Surjani Town, heard news of a woman who had murdered her two children because she was unable to feed them, and could not bear to watch them slowly starve to death. Parveen thought that surely there is enough food in Pakistan that no one need go hungry, so she started Khana Ghar, a small dhaba in Khuda Ki Basti in Karachi, where she provides a full meal (one roti and saalan) to any one who wants to eat for only 3 rupees.

Previously Parveen had been funding the Khana Ghar herself, and with whatever sporadic donations she could get. The objective of this group is to organise a regular source of funding, so that the Khana Ghar can operate without having to struggle to obtain supplies. Around 300 people eat at Khana Ghar in Khuda Ki Basti daily, and the cost of the operations comes to about Rs 4,000 a day. If we all give Rs 1,000 a month, Khana Ghar could run independently of one-off donors, and Parveen Saeed can look into opening other establishments in equally needy areas.

Thanks to the regular contributions of donors since August 2008, Parveen Saeed was able to open another Khana Ghar in February 2009, doubling the number of people who eat at least one square meal a day. We need to keep these regular contributions continuing, and increasing, so that Khana Ghar can expand to cater to more people.

For those wanting to contribute, Khana Ghar bank details are as follows.

Allied Bank
Account Name: Khana Ghar
Account number: 01-200-4891-8
Branch code: 0160
Swift Code: ABPAPKKA
IBAN: PK57ABPA0001600120048918

Parveen Saeed would love to hear from you to address any questions you might have. She’d also love to meet you, should any of you want to go see how Khana Ghar functions for yourselves. Her phone number is +923009212136.

If you feel this is a worthwhile cause, then please pass the story onto your family and friends. And remember, it’s not about how much we give, it’s about being regular with donations.

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أَرَأَيْتَ الَّذِي يُكَذِّبُ بِالدِّينِ ٥ فَذَلِكَ الَّذِي يَدُعُّ الْيَتِيمَ ٥ وَلَا يَحُضُّ عَلَى طَعَامِ الْمِسْكِينِ ٥ فَوَيْلٌ لِّلْمُصَلِّينَ ٥ الَّذِينَ هُمْ عَن صَلَاتِهِمْ سَاهُونَ ٥ الَّذِينَ هُمْ يُرَاءُونَ ٥ وَيَمْنَعُونَ الْمَاعُونَ

Have you considered him who calls the judgment a lie? That is the one who treats the orphan with harshness, And does not urge (others) to feed the poor. So woe to the praying ones, Who are unmindful of their prayers, Who do (good) to be seen, And withhold the necessaries of life.


بھلا تم نے اس شخص کو دیکھا جو (روزِ) جزا کو جھٹلاتا ہے؟ یہ وہی (بدبخت) ہے، جو یتیم کو دھکے دیتا ہے۔ اور فقیر کو کھانا کھلانے کے لیے( لوگوں کو) ترغیب نہیں دیتا۔ تو ایسے نمازیوں کی خرابی ہے۔ جو نماز کی طرف سے غافل رہتے ہیں ۔ جو ریا کاری کرتے ہیں۔ اور برتنے کی چیزیں عاریتہً نہیں دیتے۔
18-Sep-2008 18:39, NIKON COOLPIX L11, 3.4, 9.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 200
26-Sep-2008 15:09, NIKON COOLPIX L11, 2.8, 6.2mm, 0.007 sec, ISO 64
26-Sep-2008 15:37, NIKON COOLPIX L11, 2.8, 6.2mm, 0.012 sec, ISO 64
06-Jun-2008 13:38, NIKON COOLPIX L11, 2.8, 6.2mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 64
23-Sep-2009 05:38, Canon Canon PowerShot A470, 3.0, 6.3mm, 0.02 sec, ISO 200
23-Sep-2009 04:37, Canon Canon PowerShot A470, 3.0, 6.3mm, 0.008 sec, ISO 80
23-Sep-2009 05:15, Canon Canon PowerShot A470, 3.0, 6.3mm, 0.008 sec, ISO 80
24-Aug-2008 18:34, NIKON COOLPIX L11, 2.8, 6.2mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 200
01-Aug-2008 13:36, NIKON COOLPIX L11, 2.8, 6.2mm, 0.011 sec, ISO 64
a repot by Aaj TV on Khana Ghar (A project of Hasan Saeed Welfare Trust)a repot by Aaj TV on Khana Ghar (A project of Hasan Saeed Welfare Trust)
a repot by Aaj TV on Khana Ghar (A project of Hasan Saeed Welfare Trust)
Parveen Saeed on Aaj Morning Show (Kiran Aur George)Parveen Saeed on Aaj Morning Show (Kiran Aur George)
Parveen Saeed on Aaj Morning Show (Kiran Aur George)11-Sep-2009 06:55
23-Sep-2009 04:23, NIKON COOLPIX S7 , 2.8, 5.8mm, 0.012 sec, ISO 50
23-Jun-2008 12:49, NIKON COOLPIX L11, 2.8, 6.2mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 64
18-Sep-2008 18:37, NIKON COOLPIX L11, 3.4, 9.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 200
24-Aug-2008 18:38, NIKON COOLPIX L11, 5.2, 18.6mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 100