Minhaj Welfare Foundation dispatches ten truckloads of relief goods for flood affectees
‘Help Caravan’ of Minhaj Welfare Foundation that consists of ten truckloads of relief goods started its journey from the central camp at The Mall under the leadership of acting Secretary General Sheikh Zahid Fayyaz. The caravan would pass through different cities along the GT Road, collect donations and relief goods and finally reach Noshehra on August 14. Director of MWF Iftikhar Shah Bokhari and his team of fifty volunteers would also be with the caravan. Earlier Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, patron-in-chief of Minhaj Welfare Foundation, has already declared to accommodate 500 flood-stricken children in the Orphan Care Home (Aghosh). ‘Aghosh’ would solely be responsible for the provision of all residential facilities and education to these children. Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri had declared to establish the Flood Relief Fund with the initial amount of 20 million rupees on the first day when the flood started causing havoc. The central leaders of Minhaj-ul-Quran International would celebrate the Independence Day with the flood affectees as a mark of solidarity with them. A central ceremony would be held in the Minhaj Tent Settlement in Noshera in this regard where acting Secretary General of MQI Sheikh Zahid Fayyaz would be the guest of honour.
Giving details about the relief and rescue operations being carried out by the Minhaj Welfare Foundation, Director of MWF, Iftikhar Shah Bokhari said that hundreds of workers of the Foundation were busy helping the people in different parts of the country. 5000 people have received financial help, while more than 15000 people have been housed in the camps set by the Foundation. He said that MWF has set up ‘Minhaj Tent Settlement’ in Noshehra, which has accommodated more than 1000 people. MWF has also established relief camps in Bhakar, Dera Ismail Khan, Mardan, Char Sadda and Swabi where the affected people are being provided with the best facilities. Besides this, ten huge camps have also been set up in Trag Sharif, an area of Essa Khail which houses 1700 people along with the provision of all residential facilities. All residential facilities are being provided to the residents in a befitting manner. Due to low standard food items and contaminated water, diseases of different kinds are spreading in the camps set up by the government. In order to take care of this problem, MWF has made sure that good quality food is made available for the residents of the Tent Settlement. It has also established a plant of mineral water so that no epidemics could spread due to water.
Iftikhar Shah Bokhari said that the flood also damaged school buildings and MWF would also participate in the construction process of these schools. He said that He appealed to the affluent sections of society to come forward and join hands with Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri for provision of maximum help to our brethren who have been hit hard by the floods.