Alkhidmat’s flood relief effort in full flow; Press Club delegation visits camp
Alkhidmat Karachi’s flood relief operation is moving ahead at full speed with trucks laden with relief supplies for flood victims in Sindh and Balochistan being dispatched every day. These supplies, which include dry rations, flour, canned food, biscuits, water bottles, tents, blankets, mosquito nets, medicine, clothes, footwear, cooking vessels and other necessities, are being collected at more than 150 relief camps set up across the city and sent to the central relief camp at Alkhidmat’s head office. Almost 600 volunteers – men, women and young children – are assisting Alkhidmat in sorting, packing and dispatching these relief supplies and people were continuing to register themselves as volunteers. Recently, a delegation from the Karachi Press Club led by Secretary Rizwan Bhatti along with MPA Abdur Rasheed visited the central relief camp where they were received by Executive Director Alkhidmat Karachi Rashid Qureishi and CEO Alkhidmat Karachi Naveed Ali Baig. The delegation included Member of Governing Body Khalil Nasir, Sayyed Nabeel Akhtar, former Joint Secretary Saqib Sagheer and Azfar Abbas. The delegation witnessed the huge scale of the relief operation and appreciated the commitment and hard work put in by Alkhidmat’s team and volunteers. Naveed Ali Baig informed the visitors that Alkhidmat had set up relief camps across the city from the very beginning of the floods and the citizens of Karachi had responded admirably in contributing cash and provisions at these camps. Lauding the Karachi Press Club for its role in striving for the freedom of the press, he said that Alkhidmat’s relief operation should be brought to the notice of the people through the media. MPA Abdur Rasheed also praised Alkhidmat for its exemplary efforts in providing flood relief just like it had done in earlier crises that had struck the country. Acknowledging the dedication of the volunteers, he said that the people of Pakistan had full trust and confidence in Alkhidmat, which was a result of the honesty, reliability and hard work of the organization.