FAIZUL ISLAM Faizul Islam, Pakistan’s large orphanage, was started in 1943 by Raja Ghulam Qadir of Faizabad near Rawalpindi in response to an appeal from Muhammad Ali Jinnah Jinnah asked Muslim philanthropists all over British India to come to assist the people who were suffering from famine in the provinces of Bengal and Bihar Qadir heeded Jinnah’s call and brought hundreds of Bengali Muslim children, orphaned by the famine, to Rawalpindi where he housed them in a facility built for this purpose on the city’s outskirts He created an organization, Anjuman-e-Faizul Islam, to manage the orphanage From these modest beginnings, the orphanage grew to be the largest institution of its kind in Pakistan The Anjuman continues to manage the institution with the help of private donations

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