Pak, UK doctors build 100 houses for poor villagers

Karachi: Pakistan and United Kingdom doctors joined hands and build a model village comprising 100 houses near Gharo for poor rain and flood displaced people.

Addressing a press conference at Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) House here Friday Dr Idress Adhi of PMA and Dr Iftikhar Yousuf of Midland Doctors Association-UK (MDA-UK) said more than Rs80million were raised mostly in the UK to complete this 18-acre project named Noor Village at Gujjo in Thatta district. The project is comprised of 100 residential units, primary and secondary schools, basic health centre, vocational training centre, system of potable water supply and sewerage disposal and playground. Solar panels have been installed in all houses to provide free of cost electricity.

They said social work icon Abdul Sattar Edhi generously helped in completion of this project and provided Rs15million for it. All the houses have already been allotted to deserving villagers in a transparent manner. The project would be formally inaugurated on Saturday by Abdul Sattar Edhi.

The Pakistan and KU doctors pledged that they would continue to serve the poor people in future as well. They said different philanthropic organizations have already contacted to further improve education and healthcare facilities at the Noor Village Gujjo.

Dr Tipu Sultan, Dr Mirza Ali Azhar, Dr Shoaib Subhabi, Dr Qazi Wasiq and others also spoke.

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