“Although the deprivation effacement has not been there among the missions of Astan Quds Razavi, in the appointment decree of the custodianship, the Supreme Leader pointed out and highlighted this issue several times and this reflects the concern of the Supreme Leader for the needy and the oppressed” Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi said, stressing that the issue of the deprived is of serious concerns of the Supreme Leader.
Hujjat al-Islam Sayyed Ibrahim Raeisi, speaking at a meeting with the Director General and deputies of Islamic Revolution Housing Foundation, a group of housing activists, and housing construction donors of Khorasan Razavi, pointed to Supreme Leader emphasis on addressing the issue of the deprived in various meetings, and said, “Since the Supreme Leader, in the meeting with Islamic Consultative Assembly Representatives said, ‘The shame and embarrassment of the government over a youth unemployment is more than the shame of that youth at home’ for us as relevant authorities and Wilayat soldiers should bring a concern to look for a way to fix the problem.”
“The government should plan in making decisions and economic activities according to the resistive economy policies in a way that facilitates people’s affairs” he stated, mentioning resistive economy as the only way to fix the country’s economic problems.
“The Westerners have not helped any nation and as they themselves explicitly admit, with each country they made a friendship, it was solely for their own interests” board member of the Assembly of Experts of the Leadership reiterated.
“Our country should only be built by the competent hands of the engineers, workers, and civil activists, and God willing, with the help of Imam Reza (A.S.) will be the case” Hujjat al-Islam Raeisi stressed.
Housing; an Important Element of Ease
“Islamic Revolution Housing Foundation as an establishment derived from the context of the Islamic revolution and responsible for solving the housing problem, and as one of easing factors in the community was formed by wise tact of Imam Khomeini (R.A.) and it has brought many blessings” Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi uttered in another part, pointing to wise tact of Imam Khomeini (R.A.) regarding the formation of Islamic Revolution Housing Foundation.
He mentioned handing rural affairs to Housing Foundation as one of the blessings of this establishment, stating that much of deprivation is related to rural areas, and said, “If problems of rural areas are solved, the problem of slum in the cities as can be seen today will not exist.
“The villagers are among the best people of our country, who have been in different areas in line with the government, and they have dedicated many martyrs and veterans to Islamic Revolution” Hujjat al-Islam Raeisi expressed.
Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi also considered interaction and cooperation of responsible bodies concerned in dealing with the oppressed and the deprived in the country essential, and asked for interaction of Islamic Revolution Housing Foundation with Astan Quds Razavi in order to obviate the problems of deprived villages in Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi, North Khorasan and South Khorasan.
Hujjat al-Islam Heidari, representative of the Supreme Leader and Sayyed Reza Mousavi Nia, Director General of the Islamic Revolution Housing Foundation of Khorasan Razavi, at the beginning of the meeting, presented a report on the programs and activities of the institution in order to solve the deprived housing problem in the province.
“We have comprehensive information on the situation of deprivation in rural areas, and by cooperation of Astan Quds Razavi, we can take important steps to solve the problems of the people” Mousavi Nia said.
Hujjat al-Islam Heidari, the representative of the Supreme Leader in Islamic Revolution Housing Foundation of Khorasan Razavi, also in this meeting outlined some tips on addressing the problems of people in disadvantaged areas.