Residents applaud efforts of Pakistan Army and Rangers and show their gratitude for the grand gesture. SCREENGRAB

Army soldiers, Rangers distribute ration bags among Karachi’s destitute

Security forces also conduct awareness session regarding contraction and prevention from novel coronavirus

Our Correspondent April 14, 2020
KARACHI: Personnel of Pakistan Rangers Sindh and Pakistan Army, with the help of philanthropists, are distributing food items in different areas of the provincial capital amid lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Personnel of the security force distributed ration bags among residents of several neighbourhoods including UC-13 Korangi, Zia colony, UC-13 SFT, Malir’s Khokrapar, Landhi and Azeem Gabool Goth.

According to Rangers officials, ration and food items have been distributed among the needy families, daily wagers and unemployed persons due to the current stoppage of economic activities. More than 2,000 bags of ration have been distributed so far, they added.

They also conducted an awareness session regarding the novel coronavirus, about contraction and prevention.

Sindh Rangers officials also made an appeal to the citizens to follow the government guidelines and stay at home so that distribution of rations could be made possible in an organised manner.

Residents applauded efforts of Pakistan Army and Rangers and showed their gratitude for the grand gesture.

On Saturday, Pakistan Rangers personnel distributed ration packs among members of the Christian community at a church in Karachi's Mehmoodabad area, as the minority community celebrated Easter weekend at home due to the lockdown.