ISLAMABAD – A six-member delegation led by Hossein Anvari, Head of Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation (IKRF) called on Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Thursday. Chairperson of BISP Farzana Raja was also present on the occasion. Mr. Hossein Anvari briefed the Prime Minister on the history, objectives and working of IKRF. Mr. Anvari informed the Prime Minister that IKRF was the first organisation established by the spiritual leader Ayatullah Khomeini soon after the revolution. He said that IKRF is not owned by the government of Iran but enjoys its support. The representative of the spiritual leader normally heads the organization, he added.

He informed the Prime Minister that during her visit to Iran Federal Chairperson of BISP Farzana Raja agreed to enhance co-operation with IKRF and establish training and vocational centres in Pakistan.

Mr. Anvari said that during his present visit IKRF and BISP agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding to share their experiences. The IKRF delegation also had the opportunity to see for itself the devastation caused by floods in Pakistan.