Various religio-political parties are sending huge consignments of relief goods to the quake-affected areas, and are establishing rehabilitation centres in the Azad Jammu Kashmir and NWFP, according to Press releases issued on Sunday.
Under the instructions of the Chief Pakistan Muslim League (N) Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and President PML (N) Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, caravan from the Shahbaz Sharif Secretariat, headed by Political Secretary to Shahbaz Sharif, went to the quake-affected areas and distributed relief goods at the doorsteps of the victims. This task would be completed today.
The Edhi Foundation has established a tentage village at Barah Koah (Islamabad) for 200 displaced families from Bagh, and providing them with food and other necessities of life. More than 450 workers and 60 ambulances were taking care of the injured. Through these ambulances, 1360 injured had been transferred to the hospitals.
The Khaksar Tehreek Pakistan (KTP) has established the Khaksar Relief Base Camp at Abbottabad, where its workers are busy in serving the distressed. This was told by Chief KTP Hameed-ud-Din Masharaqi in a telephonic address to his party workers. The KTP has sent more than 200 trucks loaded with relief goods to quake-hit areas.
Aalmi Tanzeem Ahl-e-Sunnat has sent 11 trucks of relief goods on Sunday. So far, the organisation has sent 167 trucks loaded with relief goods.
Jamat-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat Pakistan has distributed medicines and other relief goods worth Rs 5 million among the quake injured being treated at various hospitals of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. So far the Jamat had distributed Rs 5 crore in cash and relief goods worth Rs 25 crore. Its 1000 volunteers are working in the affected areas.
October 23, 2005