UWT distributes food packs among flood victims

    Friday, September 03, 2010
    The International News

    Bureau report PESHAWAR: The Ummah Welfare Trust (UWT) distributed food packages among 500 flood-affected families in the worst affected Pashtoon Garhi village of Nowshera district on Thursday.

    UWT Chairman Maulana Mohammad Idrees distributed the food package containing flour, sugar, ghee, pulses and other daily-use items at the residence of Allahdad Khan, where a large number of survivors including women had gathered.

    Maulana Idrees highlighted aims and objectives of his apolitical, non-profit organisation working for humanity in 27 countries. Extending sympathies with the flood-affected people, he said the UWT was working without any political or worldly designs and free of any pressure from any quarter.

    “The Holy Quran guided its followers regarding the rights of others including neighbours, family members, etc. The Quran teaches everybody to treat others like brothers and to sacrifice one’s own interest for others’ interests,” he said.
    The UWT, he maintained, had allocated Rs50 million for the welfare of flood-affected people and distributed food packages among 22,000 families. Maulana Idrees said that they would distribute food packages among 50,000 families in the first phase and construct houses for 10,000 survivors in their respective areas in the second phase. He also announced Rs100,000 for the wedding of the daughter of a disabled survivor.

    Similarly, he said the UWT was also providing free medical treatment in different flood-affected areas. He said their volunteers distributed cards among the deserving people one day before the distribution to avoid any mismanagement and provide the relief package to deserving people only.

    A local elder said Pashtoon Garhi, comprising 7,000 families with a population of almost 40,000, was the worst affected village in recent floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said 700 villages had been washed away and asked the NGOs to continue their humanitarian assistance to the helpless people.

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