KSRelief Launched 1$ million worth food bags project in Pakistan

Arif Qureshi

Islamabad: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Center (KSRelief) has launched a food bags distribution project worth $1 million (Rs166, 100,000) to help the needy people during the holy month of Ramadan. Over 20,000 food packets will be distributed in collaboration with the government of Punjab.

Dr. Khalid Muhammad Al Othmani, Director King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Center (KSrelief) Pakistan, revealed that more than 100,000 people of 10 districts of Punjab province of Pakistan will benefit from the relief campaign. The food bags will be distributed by the relief organization Hayat Foundation under the supervision of KSRelief teams with the support of local administrations and Rescue 1122.

According to the distribution plan 10,000 food bags will be distributed in Lahore, 2,000 in Toba Tek Singh and 1,000 each in Faisalabad, Pak-Pattan, Khanewal, Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalnagar and Jhang districts. Each food bag contains 10 KG flour, 5 KG Rice, 5-liter Cooking Oil, 5 KG Sugar, 2 KG Milk Powder, 2 KG basin, 2 KG dates, 1 KG tang powder and half KG black tea.

The food bags were handed over by Mr. Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Maliki, Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar in a simple ceremony held at Punjab house in Islamabad on Thursday. Director King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Center Dr. Khalid Muhammad Al Othmani, and Deputy Chairperson Hayat Foundation Kehhshan Tabbasum were also present on the occasion.

Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Maliki, addressing the ceremony said that under the esteem leaderships of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud and crown prince Muhammad bin Salman, we are trying our level best to support the people of Pakistan at this hour of need.  Pakistan and Saudi Arabia had been remained together during the past and would remain unite in future, he said.

“It is a very hard time for all of us,” “but we will come out of it together by helping each other, Al- Maliki added.

Saudi envoy told that these food bags are for needy people of Punjab, but more welfare projects are also in the pipeline for other provinces of Pakistan. He appreciated the government of Pakistan’s efforts to overcome Corona Virus and relief activities.

Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar addressing on the occasion said we are tankful to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the much needed food relief project.

“On behalf of the people of Pakistan and Punjab, I am thankful to the King Salman and the Crown Prince and KSRelief for this initiative, Saudi Arabia has always stood by Pakistan in time of need,” “The relief package would provide ration to the poor in Ramadan and help the daily wage earners in the Punjab province, Governor Sarwar added.

Governor Punjab said Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Malki, is a true friend of Pakistan and relations have been improved between two countries significantly due to his active diplomacy.

The KSRelief has provided humanitarian and development assistance to millions of beneficiaries in more than 49 countries over four continents. Pakistan is the fifth-largest recipient of aid from the Saudi-based international aid agency and has received more than $120.2 million in aid since 2005.

Arif Qureshi is Editor Daily Online “The Fortress” he can be reached at arifqoreshi@gmail.com

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