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Azerbaijan embassy distributes gifts among Edhi Homes inmates

The Gift Distribution on behalf of Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva, First Lady of Azerbaijan and President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation and goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO and ISESCO was arranged at Edhi Homes, Lahore.The function was attended by the Minister for Excise & Taxation of Punjab Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman, the Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan Dashgin Shikarov, politicians, media representatives and the embassy officials.

Addressing the audience Ambassador Dashgin Shikarov conveyed the affection and solidarity of the First Lady and people of Azerbaijan with beneficiaries Edhi Homes. Talking about the activity of Heydar Aliyev Foundation (HAF) the Azerbaijani ambassador said that the foundation is contributing to the social and economic development of the country by implementing various projects in education, public health, culture besides implementation of number of large scale projects in Azerbaijan and other countries of the World including Pakistan. He highlighted the shared religious and cultural values of Azerbaijani and Pakistani peoples and stressed to further strengthening of ties between the two brotherly countries.
In his welcome remarks Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman expressed gratitude to the First Lady of Azerbaijan for gesture of love to children of Edhi Homes. He apprised the audience that the Heydar Aliyev Foundation has been extending its cooperation in various projects of Edhi Homes. Mr. Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman also mentioned that recently the President of Pakistan Mr. Mamnoon Hussain awarded Hilal-e–Pakistan to Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva for her services to Pakistan.

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