Islamic charitable organizations can help improve perceptions about Muslims: PM

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Friday said that Islamic Charitable Organizations through their noble deeds can help improve the perception about the Muslims around the world.He appreciated the contributions of all the charitable organizations under the umbrella of Muslim Charity Forum of UK, during the earthquake of 2005 and the recent devastating floods in Pakistan.The Prime Minister was talking to a delegation of the Muslim Charity Forum from UK, which called on him here at PM House on Friday.The Prime Minister said that timely assistance and support by charitable organizations within the Muslim Charity Forum made significant difference during the floods in different parts of the country. The natural disasters such as the floods last year are beyond any single country’s ability to cope with, he said and added it was a difficult task for the government agencies to reach out to each and every flood affected person in the early days but various NGOs, both local and international helped ease the situation. The Prime Minister said that it is heartening to note that the Islamic charitable and humanitarian organizations are performing well to serve the cause of humanity in different parts of the world.