—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
JAMAICA, New York (August 11, 2011) – In a press release issued today, ICNA Relief, a division of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), thanked APPNA (The Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent in North America) for their charitable contribution to the organization.
Standing in front of the Birmingham Islamic Center are (L-R) Khalid Matin President APPNA Chapter, Ashfaq Taufique President BIS, Jane Aslam Director Disaster Relief Services, Sitting (L-R) Steve Latimer, Talha Malik
In a simple but spirited ceremony held at the Birmingham Islamic Society (BIS), Alabama, the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent in North America (APPNA) Chapter President, Khalid Matin handed over the keys of a truck to be used in Disaster Relief Services to Maqsood Ahmad, ICNA Relief USA Executive Director. Ashfaq Taufique, President of BIS, and Jane Aslam, Director, Disaster Relief Services of ICNA Relief USA were also present at the occasion. Dr. Matin gave a brief overview of APPNA services rendered throughout the United States, and expressed confidence in the work ICNA Relief USA is doing in serving Humanity. Br. Maqsood Ahmad thanked the leadership of APPNA for their support and trust in ICNA Relief. He also paid tribute to the leadership of BIS for their generosity and hospitality in facilitating the relief work. He stressed the importance of working as a team and assured the continuation of services while operating under the Islamic principles of care and compassion. President of BIS, Br. Ashfaq thanked both ICNA Relief and APPNA and told that local community will continue to cooperate according to Quranic principle of “Help each other in the matters of virtue and righteousness”
For more info on Birmingham Islamic Center visit: www.bisweb.org and for the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent in North America visit: www.appna.org
The Islamic Circle of North America is a leading American Muslim organization dedicated to the betterment of society through the application of Islamic values. Since 1968, ICNA has worked to build relations between communities by devoting itself to education, outreach, social services and relief efforts.
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