Hafiz Naeem inaugurates Alkhidmat’s city-wide anti-dengue, malaria spray campaign
Alkhidmat Karachi has initiated a special fumigation campaign to prevent the spread of dengue and malaria in the city. The campaign was inaugurated on New M A Jinnah Road by Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Hafiz Naeem ur Rehman. Senior officials from Alkhidmat Karachi were present on the occasion including Executive Director Rashid Qureishi, Director Community Services Qazi Syed Sadruddin, Secretary Information JI Zahid Askari, Director Media & Marketing Salman Sheikh, Manager Community Services Shehzad Khaleel and others. Speaking on the occasion, Hafiz Naeem said that conducting a spray campaign was the KMC’s and Mayor’s responsibility, for which they have enough resources such as more than 45 vehicles, spraying machines and personnel, but their total failure in this regard had forced Alkhidmat to step forward and serve the citizens of Karachi who were facing the continuous menace of mosquitoes, flies and other harmful pests. He added that Alkhidmat was even spraying in constituencies belonging to the PPP as it has built a reputation of serving people in good times and bad without any discrimination of caste, creed or politics. He recalled the period of the Corona pandemic when Alkhidmat’s volunteers had risked their lives in spraying the entire city with medicines, and delivering food and oxygen cylinders to people at their doorsteps despite the lockdown. Hafiz Naeem also spoke about Bano Qabil, Alkhidmat’s unique, free IT educational program for youth that had now entered its second iteration Bano Qabil 2.0 in which more than one hundred thousand aspiring students had registered and appeared for the Aptitude Test. He disclosed that there were plans to start diploma courses and establish an IT University in the near future. These initiatives were aimed to skill the nation’s youth and help them get jobs and become financially independent. He went on to mention Alkhidmat’s hospitals, clinics pharmacies and medical camps that were providing subsidized and free medical services to ordinary citizens. Furthermore, a state-of-the-art diagnostic center was being completed in Nazimabad that would provide expensive and critical medical reports to citizens at heavily discounted rates. He informed that Alkhidmat was also running a Computer & Language Institute in Central Jail that was imparting inmates with the skills to start a new life after finishing their sentences. All these activities were being performed under the department of Community Services of Alkhidmat Karachi. Besides, there were Help Centers all over the city that supplied patient beds, wheelchairs and similar items free of cost to the needy. Lastly, he mentioned that Alkhidmat’s doctors affiliated to PIMA were collaborating with the well-known POB eye hospital to provide subsidized and sometimes free eye check-ups and medical services.