International Braille QURAN Conference – 3-8 Feb. 2013, Istanbul, Turkey

ALHAMDULILLAH after having National Braille QURAN & HADITH 2 days conference on 17th & 18th December 2012 under PDF in Karachi, a delegation of Pakistan Disabled Foundation headed by Chairman Mr. Shahid Ahmed Memon, comprising of Mr. Khaild Hussain Bhatti & Ms. Shakila Yasmin together with their guide, on sponsor ship of Turkish Host, participated in above said 6 days International Conference in Istanbul. 37 delegates from 13 Countries including UK, South Africa, and Palestine etc participated in the conference. The conference which was inaugurated by Deputy Prime Minister on Behalf of Prime Minister of Republic of Turkey. After having plannery session’s conference participants, as per agenda divided into 3 groups namely Organizational, Technical & Subject Matter. Every group had one delegate from each participating country. The group after having their separate meetings submitted reports to the general body. As a result of discussion as per proposal of organizational committee the general body decided to establish “International Organization of Braille Quran Services”. As per decision of general body an executive board of 7 members was elected which is as follows:

  • Mr. Selahattin AYDIN, Chairman, Turkey
  • Mr. Shahid Ahmed Memon, Vice Chairman, Pakistan
  • Mr. Hassan Murchie, Vice Chairman, South Africa
  • Mr. Ma-Hasan, Member, Malaysia
  • Mr. Anwar Ansar, Member, Saudia Arabia,
  • Mr. Zaki Ali, Egypt
  • Mr. Ahmed Samadi, Jordan
  • Mr. Abdal Aziz, UK, Secretary

Immediate before the concluding ceremony on 8th Feb. 2013 the short meeting of the newly elected Executive Board & oath ceremony was taken place. The president was authorized to appoint the treasurer in consultation with the members as per banking requirement. The general body decides to open account & develop website for the organization. The board as per recommendation of president appointed Mr. Memon to prepare the draft of constitution for the organization. The host organize visit to Hazrat Abu Ayub Ansari (R. A) Mazar & Sultan Masjid togther with shopping. The participants were honored by the Mayor of Istanbul at delicious dinner & souvenir. At the arrival every delegate provided the MUSALLAH for Prayer by the Host Mr. Selahattin AYDIN. Every member of the delegation was highly impressed in all respects regarding arrangements, hospitality and behavior of the host/sponsors Allah may bless all of them and all the participating delegation. (Aameen)

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