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Al-Khidmat Foundation Prepares for Large-Scale Sacrificial Project to Aid Gaza

Lahore, Al-Khidmat Foundation Pakistan announced the completion of preparations for its “Sacrifice for Sabil Allah” project, aimed at aiding the victims in Gaza, including orphans, widows, and the needy. The initiative will involve the sacrifice of 6,000 large and 4,000 small animals.

According to Al-Khidmat Foundation Pakistan, Vice President Zikrullah Mujahid detailed the project during a press conference held at the organization’s head office. He explained that the meat from the sacrificed animals would be sent to Gaza in half-cooked ton packs that meet international standards, ensuring it remains usable for up to two years.

The conference, which also featured National Director Muwakhat Program Mian Babar Hameed, CEO Khabib Bilal, and Senior Manager Media Relations Shoaib Hashmi, highlighted the dire food shortages currently faced by Gaza. Mujahid emphasized that the sacrificial project also addresses needs within Pakistan, where many only have the opportunity to eat meat during the Eid al-Adha due to economic constraints.

Mujahid further mentioned that a significant portion of donations comes from Pakistanis living abroad and from international organizations, particularly from regions where logistical and legal challenges complicate sacrificial practices. Al-Khidmat’s extensive experience in managing sacrificial operations allows it to effectively channel these overseas donations into meaningful aid.

The foundation utilizes both traditional methods and modern facilities for the slaughtering and packaging of meat, ensuring hygienic handling and preservation. Meat is transported via chiller trucks to maintain freshness and is distributed to remote and underprivileged areas of Pakistan using the services of modern slaughterhouses in cities like Karachi and Lahore.

Al-Khidmat Foundation has also implemented a new software system to enhance the transparency and efficiency of the sacrificial process. This system allows for meticulous monitoring and reporting at various levels, including the booking, purchasing, and scheduling of sacrifices, as well as donor communication.

This initiative not only supports Gaza but also engages local communities across Pakistan, from Azad Kashmir to Gilgit-Baltistan, where volunteers play a crucial role in the execution of the project under the supervision of regional and district monitoring committees.