UK-based charity to construct houses for flood victims in Pakistan

LONDON, Dec 6 (APP): A UK-based charity is to construct one thousand two-bedroom homes for the flood victims in Pakistan out of which two hundred are to be completed next year. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in this regard was signed here Sunday between Al-Khair Foundation and Dawn Relief through which the two organisations will raise funds through various means for this project and will ensure that 100 per cent donation is utilised on the project without deducting anything for administration costs.

The MOU was signed by Imam Qasim Ahmed, CEO, Al-Khair Foundation, and Amber Haroon Saigol, President, Dawn Relief, Pakistan, in the presence of Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK Wajid Shamsul Hasan.

The High Commissioner had earlier inaugurated the two-day photo exhibition by Pakistani photographers at the Rag Factory in East London. This event was organised by Dawn Relief in support of Pakistan’s flood affected people featuring an anthology of rare photographs by leading Pakistani cameramen.

Hasan appreciated the works displayed and lauded the professional skills of Pakistani photographers. He said they have donated their works for a noble cause of raising funds for the flood victims. These photographs encapsulates the wide diversity of the Pakistani landscape and capture sublime moments.
He also praised the two organisations for coming together to help the flood victims and said given the magnitude of the devastation such much needed assistance is always welcomed.

The exhibition featured works by leading Pakistani photographers including Arif Ali, Umair Ghani, Tapu Javeri, Pervaiz A Khan, Arif Mahmood, Mahmood Qureshi, Ayesha Vellani, Ali Khurshid, Essa Malik, Kohi Marri, Shahbaz Butt, Sharjeel Ahmed, Imran Awan, Tahir Jamil, Stephen Andrew, Qamar Banna and Malika Abbas.

A cheque of $ 200,000 was presented to Amber Saigol Haroon by Al-Khair Foundation for the flood relief reconstruction work. Under the first phase, the two organisations will construct 200 homes and the second phase include the construction of remaining 800 homes in the selected areas stretching from Swat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province down to Thatta in Sindh – APP