Alkhidmat’s flood relief operation picks up speed; Varsity, College, School students join in
Alkhidmat Karachi’s flood relief operation has picked up speed in the last few days with university, college and school students pitching in, and crores of rupees being donated at the more than 150 relief camps set up by Alkhidmat across the city. Driven by a sense of responsibility, students are flocking to Alkhidmat’s head office from institutions such as IBA, Ziauddin Medical University, Jinnah University, NUST, CBM, PAF KIET and Askari College as well as several schools. Besides, sorting and packing relief supplies, volunteers are manning Alkhidmat’s call centers specially put up to guide donors. A number of schools in the city have also set up their own camps to collect aid. Notably, Usman Public School has donated 1 million rupees as an initial contribution to Alkhidmat’s relief effort. Well-known youth organization Youth Intelligentsia has also put up camps at many superstores in the city to collect contributions from citizens. CEO Alkhidmat Karachi Naveed Ali Baig said that cash, dry rations, drinking water bottles, medicine, clothes, shoes, tents and other necessities were being transported from the relief camps to the head office where they are being sorted, packed and dispatched to the flood-stricken areas. He appreciated the generous contributions of Karachi’s citizens and appealed to those with means to come forward and assist Alkhidmat in its relief efforts. Thanking the city’s educational institutions and their heads, Executive Director Alkhidmat Karachi Rasheed Qureishi said that the enthusiasm and zeal of the students was exemplary and worth the highest praise.