Qataris Send Funds to Chechens

Published January 27th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Qataris are eager to help needy Muslims across the globe, and are now focusing much of their attention on Chechnya, where Russians are battling with local Muslim fighters seeking independence for their province.  


The examinations and student department requested that the public participate in an aid campaign to supply the suffering Chechens with basic human needs, al-Watan daily reports. 

The special event will be held on Monday (January 31st) at the exhibition hall nearby the department facilities. It will be scheduled as follows:  

* 0800-0930 - men only 

* 0935-1230 - women only 

* 1600-2000 - women only 


Meanwhile, the Qatari Telecommunication Corporation (Q-Tel) continued to fund charity and volunteer organizations that are working to help needy, sick, poor and disabled people in Islamic countries. As part of this drive, Q-Tel donated QR80,778 to the Shiekh Id Ben Muhammad al-Thani Charitable Society, which is to be earmarked for the Chechen people. (QR3.64=$1). 


Q-Tel officials announced they would continue to collect donations from their employees for the sake of the Chechens. 

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