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Army gears up relief; donates one-day ration

12 March, 2014

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RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army on Tuesday announced to donate its one-day ration to the drought-affected population of Tharparkar.

A press release issued by the ISPR said the ration will be delivered in each village and at the doorsteps of every affected family. "It will cater to 15-day ration requirement of every family," the statement read.

Meanwhile, the army has geared up relief activities in the drought-hit areas. The number of medical camps in Tharparkar has been increased to nine, while the mobile medical and food supply teams have reached the far-flung areas of Danahi, Majhniti and Chachro Goth.

Moreover, Al-Khidmat Welfare Trust dispatched five more trucks laden with relief goods along with a team of professional doctors and volunteers to help the affected people of Tharparkar. The relief goods included flour bags, pulses, rice, sugar, dry milk, medicines and other basic necessities of daily life.

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi Chief Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman along with Secretary General Al-Khidmat Abdul Aziz and others sent off the relief goods convey at Idara-e-Noor Haq on Tuesday. Hafiz Naeem announced JI and Al-Khidmat would not let the people of Tharparkar alone in this crucial time, adding the relief activities by the volunteers of Al-Khidmat would continue and they would ensure provision of basic facilities to the people of Tharparkar.

Hafiz Naeem regretted the death of 120 to 150 children died due to non-food supply in Tharparkar and the authorities concerns of provincial government has completely failed to overcome the crises in Tharparkar.

He informed the Al-Khidmat has so far spent Rs 65 million on the relief works, adding 600 wells have been dugout and the Al-Khidmat and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) have established 22 schools for the children of Tharparkar. The Al-Khidmat and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) without any discrimination is continued its relief activities in Tharparkar.

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