ISLAMABAD-National University of Science and Technology (NUST) is successfully carrying forward its flood relief campaign in the flood hit areas.

The university has urged the citizens to provide the specific item donations for brothers and sisters of our country who have lost their homes and belongings in torrential rains and floods. The items which are direly needed included quilts (preferably with cover), blankets, pillows, shawls and dry ration.  The contributions can be delivered at relief camps established at Gate # 1 and 2 of NUST Campus, Sector H-12, Islamabad. It is pertinent to mention here that the faculty and students of NUST have also introduced an idea of “Own a Village” for revival of livelihood and shelter for the flood-hit people. 

NUST “Own a Village” concept has to cater for the revival of livelihood, shelter and community services relying on a need-based assessment through engaging the community and local government. Some of the important aspects in this regard are provision of seeds, fertilizers, insecticide sprays, agriculture implements/ tools, tractors, and livestock etc. 

NUST focus will be on revival of community services to include repair and maintenance of school, healthcare unit, mosque, water supply (wells and hand pumps), sewerage drains, mud roads etc. 

Apart from providing goods and ration, the main objective of NUST is to provide rehabilitation and reconstruction support in flood affected areas. 

The university is already carrying out its flood relief operations in all affected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Sindh, and South Punjab with full zeal. 

The university has also distributed ration bags to the families in calamity-stricken in and around Quetta, Sukkur, Naushahro Feroze, Badin, Sanghar, Dadu, Thatta, Sibbi, Swat, Ghizer, Dera Ghazi Khan, Risalpur and Nowshera. 

NUST has opened a dedicated Bank Account to receive flood donations. Funds can be transferred to Account Title: NUST Flood Relief Fund Account Number: 2292 7917 3412 01 IBAN: PK82 HABB 0022 9279 1734 1201 Bank: HBL, H-12 Branch.