Flood relief: Saudi Arabia promises 30,000 quilts

Saudi government promises to continue its efforts to help Pakistan recover from natural calamities.

Express October 13, 2011

A Saudi relief organization, King Abdullah Relief Campaign for Pakistan People (KARCPP) has launched flood relief work in Sindh and Balochistan during which a number of projects would be completed.

Briefing newsmen about the salient features of the campaign in Islamabad on Thursday, the regional director of KARCPP Dr Khalid Osmani said the campaign was being funded by the government and people of Saudi Arabia.

He said at the initial stage the organisation will distribute 30,000 blankets, 5,000 tents and 50,000 food packs among the victims of flood.

Dr Khalid Osmani said water supply schemes are being started in the provinces of Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan to provide clean drinking water to the flood affectees. He said a project for restoration of 76 water supply schemes in the ten flood affected districts of Balochistan would also be launched under the campaign.

He assured that Saudi Arabia would make all possible efforts to help Pakistan recover from the natural disasters and will utilise all available resources in this regard.

It has also been announced that development projects worth $7 million are being finalised in the Malakand division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Schools constructed in the region with Unicef's assistance will be handed over to the local government on October 20 this year.

Eight schools and 18 mosques will be constructed in the quake-hit areas of the north.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has also announced that it will help with major water projects in Balochistan.


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