Relief efforts: Bahria Town announces Rs5 billion for IDPs

Published: June 26, 2014
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Civilians, fleeing from a military operation in North Waziristan tribal agency, arrive with their livestock in Bannu district. PHOTO: AFP

Civilians, fleeing from a military operation in North Waziristan tribal agency, arrive with their livestock in Bannu district. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: 

Bahria Town has announced a package of Rs500 million for people, internally displaced due to Zarb-e-Azb military operation in North Waziristan. They have also requested the Pakistan Army and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government to hand over the entire responsibility of the IDP camps to Bahria Town.

Talking to reporters, Bahria Town Chairman Malik Riaz Hussain offered full support for the IDPs and has intimated that Bahria Town would take full responsibility of providing all the basic facilities –food, healthcare and education – to the IDPs.

Hussain also mentioned that an account has been set up by Bahria Town to manage these funds, with an initial amount of Rs500 million, which would be extended to Rs5 billion. He spoke of the upcoming month of Ramazan and Eid and expressed his willingness to provide all the additional support during the holy month as well.

“If I am given the chance, everyone will see that I will take care of these IDPs in the same manner as I take care of my own children,” he said as he offered other businessmen to join hands with him in these relief efforts.

He said for getting help in connection with IDPs, Bahria Town Relief Operations’ chief Brigadier (retd) Tahir could be contacted on 0332-9006788.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 26th, 2014.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Mozart
    Jun 26, 2014 - 1:26PM

    Sign of a good businessman is that he pays back the community. Keep it up Malik Riaz!

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  • asim
    Jun 26, 2014 - 1:51PM

    This is exemplary.
    Nawaz Shareef and Shahbaz Shareef should also be giving away money from their own bank accounts as well.

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  • Ali
    Jun 26, 2014 - 3:12PM

    Outstanding Job…… No wonder, Bahria Town is progressing in all its undertakings despite Mr. Malik Riaz being a controversial figure.

    This is one man, who when takes the responsibility…. makes sure to fulfill his commitment. It certainly a Slap of government’s face…….. An individual, taking state’s responsibility. WAY TO GO MR. RIAZ…………….

    ” God Always help those, who help his people” ….. Malik Sb, may god be with you for all such responsibilities that you undertake and may god continue to bless you………..

    We are proud to have individuals like you in our country.

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  • Huma
    Jun 26, 2014 - 7:19PM

    Please hand over all of our cities to Malik Riaz. He will make them livable.

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  • just_someone
    Jun 26, 2014 - 8:41PM

    5 billion is not equal to 500 million.

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  • Jun 27, 2014 - 12:56AM

    Then slowly and quitely the money will start seeping into off shore accounts.
    Until a disgruntled whistle blower,..who did not get his full “commission” will
    start his revenge. By that time the money will be long hidden away….. Who?….Me?
    This is Pakistan after all.

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  • Ali S
    Jun 29, 2014 - 12:41PM

    @just_someone:

    Read the article again, the first donation is Rs 500 million, the total sum donated will be 5 billion.

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