According to UNHCR there are now more refugees than at any time in history. Numbers have grown significantly in recent years driven by conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan and many other places. The suffering is great and many people and organisations are helping. However, we should take a moment to appreciate the countries and… Continue reading 4 Muslim countries – Turkey, Pakistan, Lebanon and Iran – host the most refugees
The Times on Monday 22nd July 2013 covered an ICM poll which found that Muslims top the league on charitable donations. The paper reports that Muslims “are among Britain’s most generous givers” donating an “average of almost £371 each, with Jewish givers averaging just over £270 per person.” “Nearly one in ten of Jewish givers donated more than… Continue reading British Muslims “Give most to charities” – Ahead of Christians, Jews, Hindus and Atheists
This summer a group of cyclists from Whitechapel, East London are aiming to instead complete the arduous journey of 2,200 miles from the capital by bicycle. Organisers Don Whyte and Shaheb Yusuf Muhammd met in early 2015 on a cycling club charity bike ride from London to Paris. More....
Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi will build the world’s largest solar power plant in its push towards cleaner energy. The $870 million project, to come up in Sweihan, is a joint international collaborative effort by Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA), Japanese company Marubeni, and Chinese manufacturer JinkoSolar. The plant is expected to completed by… Continue reading Abu Dhabi will build the world’s largest solar power plant
Edhi born in 1928 in Junagadh, Gujrat went on to build the largest voluntary Ambulance fleet in the world. His early experience of caring for his infirm mother transformed his outlook on life. He dedicated his youth to looking after his mother, this deprived him of a formal education but he went on to become… Continue reading Largest voluntary ambulance fleet in the world
A province in Pakistan has planted a billion trees in just two years as part of an effort to restore forests wiped out by decades of felling and natural disasters such as floods. Cricket-star turned politician Imran Khan, who heads the political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), launched the green mission in Khyber Pakhtunkhaw in the… Continue reading Billion Tree Tsunami
Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation among the Member States. This group now includes ten member countries. Other members are Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kirghiz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The progress at a bilateral level varies but this grouping provides… Continue reading Economic Cooperation Organisation
In 2013 the President of China visited Pakistan to inaugurate the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project of China's One Belt One Road programme. I have chosen to highlight CPEC because it has the potential to transform the economic well being of many people in Pakistan and the surrounding countries. It could create… Continue reading China Pakistan Economic Corridor