RE Patron-in-chief of Minhaj Welfare Foundation Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has declared to accommodate 500 flood-stricken children in the Orphan Care Home (Aagosh), and will solely be responsible for the provision of all residential facilities and education to these children.
Dr Qadri has declared to establish the Flood Relief Fund with the initial amount of Rs 20 million on the first day when the flood started causing havoc, said Acting Secretary General of Minhaj-ul-Quran International Sheikh Zahid Fayyaz, while addressing a press conference here on Thursday.
He said in the wake of devastating earthquake in October 2005, Dr Qadri had accommodated orphan children in the Aagosh, who were now getting education in the institution and living a complete life with all facilities. Sheikh Fayyaz said the Minhaj Welfare Foundation was carrying out the relief and rescue operations in the flood-hit areas and hundreds of its workers and volunteers were busy rendering services in this regard. The chief highlight of the Foundations work was the establishment of the Minhaj Tent Settlements where people were being provided with food items, clothes, water and other facilities, and the process of registration of the orphan children was underway and people could contact relief camps or the central secretariat or e-mail at email@example.com for registration purposes. The donations could be deposited in the Account no. 01970013529303.
Giving details about the relief and rescue operations being carried out by the Minhaj Welfare Foundation, Director of MWF, Iftikhar Shah Bokhari said hundreds of workers of the Foundation were busy helping the people in different parts of the country. 5000 people have received financial help, while more than 15000 people have been housed in the camps set by the Foundation. The MWF has set up 'Minhaj Tent Settlement in Noshehra, which has accommodated more than 1000 people. All residential facilities are being provided to the residents in a befitting manner. Due to low standard food items and contaminated water, diseases of different kinds are spreading in the camps set up by the government. In order to take care of this problem, the MWF has made sure that good quality food is made available for the residents of the Tent Settlement. It has also established a plant for the purification of water, he added.
Bokhari further said the flood also damaged schools buildings and the MWF would also participate in the construction process of these schools.
He said a caravan of 25 truck carrying relief goods for Noshehra and flood-affected areas of Punjab and Sindh would depart on August 13 (today) and more trucks would join the caravan once it passes through Muridke, Deena, Gujranwala and Gujrat.