SUKKUR: Every year, over 400,000 poor people across Sindh benefit from services provided by Al Khidmat Foundation, the welfare arm of Jamaat-e-Islami, while Rs140 million was spent on welfare activities last year, claimed the charity foundation’s media director Kunwar Rashid Mukaram on Monday night.
He was speaking at a press conference to share the organisation’s performance.
According to him, last year the foundation distributed ration packs among over 14,727 families in Ramazan. The organisation has also constructed and renovated mosques and provided dowry, sewing machines, wheelchairs to the needy and distributed gifts among minorities, Mukaram added.
The foundation is providing assistance to 250 orphans in 10 districts of Sindh, he said, adding that it has also installed 200 hand pumps, six water filtration plants and 180 wells across the province, particularly in Tharparkar. Mukaram claimed that over 33,000 people are benefitting from these facilities.
Referring to their medical facilities, he said Al Khidmat has 43 ambulances and is currently running a hospital, six medical centres, 15 clinics, four diagnostic centres, six blood collection points, one mother and child care centre and 24 free medical camps.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 29th, 2016.