LAKKI MARWAT – Azerbaijan ambassador, Dashgin Shikarov paid a visit to the district and distributed meat of sacrificial animals among the poor on the first and second day of Eidul Azha. The ambassador who reached Lakki Marwat a day ago offered Eid prayer in Ghaznikhel and shared Eid greetings with locals. Accompanied by PML-Likeminded central chairman and former federal minister Salim Saifullah Khan and notables of the district he witnessed slaughtering of animals in Ghaznikhel, Lakki city, Naurang town and other parts of the district. He also participated in the distribution of sacrificial animals’ meat among poor people. An Azerbaijan based humanitarian organisation- Hydar Aliyev Foundation had provided sacrificial animals through Saifullah foundation for scarifying/ slaughtering on the occasion of Eidul Azha.    Speaking on the occasion, Shikarov congratulated the residents of district on behalf of Hydar Aliyev Foundation’s president and First Lady of Azerbaijan Mrs Mehriban Aliyiva and people of Azerbaijan on happy occasion of Eid. He said that the foundation launched several projects in healthcare, education and humanitarian well being sectors in Pakistan. “Besides it also carried out humanitarian assistance activities in other parts of the world”, he maintained. He said the people of Pakistan and Azerbaijan enjoyed close relations and shared same values.  Salim Saifullah thanked the First Lady Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva and people of Azerbaijan and said that residents of Lakki Marwat would always remember love and affection of Azerbaijan envoy who spent Eid days with them.  “It is a great honour for us and people of this district that Azerbaijan’s Ambassador Dashgin Shikarov came here to celebrate Eid festival with us”, he maintained. He said that the people of Pakistan and Azerbaijan were like true brothers and their happiness and grieves were same. He said that close cooperation between Hydar Aliyev and Saifullah Foundations would be helpful for the uplift and development of backward Lakki district. Later the ambassador also visits Women and Children hospital at Ghaznikhel and met the hospital’s staff. He was briefed about the medical and healthcare facilities being provided to the patients in the hospital.