KARACHI: Former Karachi mayor Naimatullah Khan on Monday presided over a meeting to review the six-month performance report of Al-Khidmat Foundation Karachi sub-office.
The meeting was attended by head finance department Abdul Rashid Baig; national director disaster management, Ijazullah Khan; senior engineer, Sabir Ahmed; director administration, Rashid Qureshi; and member committee Qamar Mohammad Khan.
At the meeting, it was informed that medical camps and free food centres were set up in drought-hit areas of Tharparkar, where a large number of tents and water coolers were distributed among affectees, while 100 water provision projects were inaugurated in Thar during six months.
Meanwhile, water filtration plant was installed in Gulberg area of Karachi where clean water to localities made possible after which the number of installed plants by the organization raised to 12, while two others were in installation process.
It was further said that four water dispensers were installed a religious centre in Menglabad area of Hub Balochistan, and Jamah Riazul Uloom in Sindh.
It was also revealed that the organization laid foundation stone of Fareeda Yaqoob Hospital in cooperation with its donors and the construction were continued. The hospital contains 50 beds, MCHC operation theatre, diagnostic & OPD centers, emergency department, special consultants, and ambulance service.
Regarding education, it was stated that 16 schools under Al-Elum project with hostel facility were established where more than 500 students were initially studying.
It was further said that Rs 36,85000 as loan were allocated to jobless people during July 2013 to June 2014 in Thar, Umerkot, Mirpurkhas, and Thatta. Furthermore, from January to June 2014, 604 people were provided loan of Rs 25,360,000 of which Rs 1,9213,000 were recovered.
In orphan sponsoring program, Rs 5,455,000 were allocated for sub-office.
Meanwhile, it was said that Rs 15,949,000 were allocated for Internally Displaced People (IDPs) of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KPK) in which three trucks of relief goods including 280 tents, five tons of flour, groceries, dry fruits, medicine, and water coolers were sent to their camps from Karachi sub-office.
Moreover, Rs 1 crore as aid was given to Gaza victims under Gaza medical relief, Rs 200,000 for food supplies to Balochistan, and 12 ambulances were imported from Japan which were sent to different districts for rendering services.
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