Karachi - April 9, 2012, AlKhidmat Chief Patron and ex-City Nazim (Mayor) Naimatullah Khan handed over the keys of 50 houses built for flood affected families of Khamisu Goth, Thattha, Sindh province, at a ceremony here today. The houses have been built in collaboration with UK Islamic Mission (UKIM). UKIM has already helped build 50 houses for flood affected people in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 50 houses in southern Punjab, and 25 houses in Azad Kashmir, in partnership with AlKhidmat. AlKhidmat had undertaken a major relief campaign in the wake of the 2010 and 2011 floods which had devastated vast areas of the country and had made millions of people homeless, killed thousands of cattle, as well as destroying crops worth billions. The relief campaign began with setting up tent cities for the affected people, provision of food, clothing, and bedding, as well as reconstruction of houses for them. The humongous aid operation, which has cost Rs 6 Billion to date in various assistance projects all over the country, with Rs 117 Million spent in relief projects in the Sindh province alone, continues up to this day. Several prominent personalities and community leaders were also present at the occasion, including: President UKIM, Zahid Pervez, Ameer JI Sindh, Asadullah Bhutto, Ameer JI Karachi, Muhammad Hussain Mehnati, Gen. Sec. AlKhidmat Welfare Society Karachi, Engr. Abdul Aziz, ex-MNA, Laeeq Khan, Joint Sec. Karachi Press Club, Muhammad Arif, and famous journalist, Rizwan Jafar.

Flood Affected Receive Home Keys

Karachi – April 9, 2012: Al-Khidmat Chief Patron and ex-City Nazim (Mayor) Naimatullah Khan handed over the keys of 50 houses built for flood affected families of Khamisu Goth, Thattha, Sindh province, at a ceremony here today. The houses have been built in collaboration… Read more

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Layyah School Children Receive Gifts

Layyah, April 8, 2012,

Al-Khidmat Layyah District has distributed 60 slates and 30 uniforms as gifts for young school children of Government Girls Primary School, Chak no 149 TDA. The children were all smiles and extremely happy to receive their free writing slates and new uniforms.
100 Families Receive Food Assistance

100 Families Receive Food Assistance

Bara, 30 March 2012,

AlKhidmat Foundation Peshawar has distributed food packages among 100 families of Bara, a town near Peshawar. Families which received the food assistance were mainly from amongst internally displaced people, doubly affected… Read more

Dowry Assistance Distributed

Dowry Assistance Distributed

Lakki Marwat, 30 March 2012 -

Al-Khidmat Foundation Lakki Marwat has distributed dowry assistance worth hundreds of thousands of rupees among destitute families. The purpose of the assistance is for underprivileged families to arrange… Read more

Big Prizes Given Out At School Ceremony

Big Prizes Given Out At School Ceremony

Lahore, 26 March 2012 -

The 14th Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony of Surayya Ashfaq Model Girls High School was held at the Al-Hamra Arts Council hallLahoreSurayya Ashfaq Model Girls High School is a project of AlKhidmat Lahore Region.

Prizes and certificates were distributed among 55 of the best performing students, from Prep all the way up to Ninth Grade, with the highest prize – a medal of pure gold – going to Ramsha Naeem who achieved 967 marks and secured 1stPosition in School in the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education examsStudents were extremely delighted and greatly enjoyed the ceremony and various skits presented by their fellow students.

The Surayya Ashfaq Girls High School was built at a cost of more than Rupees 20 Million in a densely populated area of the city. A new Science Block has recently been added at an additional cost of Rupees 2.9 Million. The institution currently imparts education to 386 students of all age groups at extremely discounted fees in comparison to other schools. 100 students study at the institution at a subsidized fee of only Rupees 100/- per student, while 52 students study absolutely free of any cost whatsoever.

The ceremony was attended by notable personalities of Lahore, including President, Lahore Bar Council, Ch. Zulfiqar Ahmad; Head of Department, Govt. College University Lahore, Prof. Khan Muhammad Chawala; Secretary, Layton-Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust, Ch. Muhammad Gulzar, and President, AlKhidmat Punjab Region, Rao Muhammad Zafar.

Food Dispatched For Flood-Affected

Food Dispatched For Flood-Affected

Islamabad, 26 March 2012 -

AlKhidmat Islamabad Region has dispatched a truckload of food rations for flood-affected people of the Bara area of Khyber Agency, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

The food rations, which have been bought and transported at a cost of approximately Rupees 0.6 Million, will be distributed among 350 families most severely affected by the 2010 and 2011 floods which devastated large areas of Pakistan. The rations consist of wheat-flour, lentils, rice, tea, and other food items.

AlKhidmat Islamabad Region has been at the forefront in helping flood-affected and internally displaced people and had earlier dispatched a huge aid consignment of 130 trucks at the peak of the flood season.

President, AlKhidmat Islamabad Region, Muhammad Saleem Chaudhry, as well as Asst. Sec. General AlKhidmat Foundation Pakistan, Ehsan Ullah Qureshi, were also present at the occasion.

Computer Course Certificates Distributed

Computer Course Certificates

DIR , 25 March 2012 -

A ceremony was held in Dir Lower area to award certificates and prizes among the first batch of studentswho had successfully completed a ‘Free Computer Short Course’ organized jointly by AlKhidmat and Claypso Systems, an organization which specializes in learning technology for the classroom. AlKhidmat’s Education Division is committed to raising the literacy rate among young people.

The computer course was conducted at a cost of Rupees 50,000/- and a total of 370 students will be benefitting from the course. This a major achievement as most of the participants of the course are from internally displaced families who have been doubly affected due to the twin calamities of the 2010 and 2011 floods which devastated the area, as well as the exodus and internal displacement which had occurred as a result of the long drawn out strife in Pakistan’s northern areas. The course was initiated in January 2012 and will continue to make young people computer literate until April 2012.

Discount Bookstall Set Up For Students

Discount Bookstall Set Up For Students

Rawalpindi , 25 March 2012 -

AlKhidmat has set up a ‘discount bookstall’ for students in the PP6 area of Rawalpindi. The bookstall is giving out school stationary at half price to students in order to lessen the financial burden on them. Moreover, the bookstall alsoencourages students to donate their used course books and school bags so that they can be utilized by underprivileged students.

The bookstall is a part of AlKhidmat’s Student Aid Project which aims to raise the literacy level in the country by investing in education related projects. More than 562 deserving students are expected to benefit from the project. The student bookstall was inaugurated by President, AlKhidmat Rawalpindi District, Maj (Retd.) Muhammad Munir Azam.

Tent City Set Up For Karachi Fire Victims

Tent City Set Up For Karachi Fire Victims

Karachi , 25 March 2012 -
A fire which broke out in the Karachi suburb of Awami Zamurrad Colony fully or partially destroyed up to 70 houses and left more than 1200 people without homes, food, or water, as well as claiming the life of one child.

AlKhidmat is the only relief organization which has reached out to the victims by setting up a ‘tent city’ for 500 people whose homes had been completely destroyed by the fire. AlKhidmat is also providing clean water and free food – three times a day – for 400 people, as well as giving out free cooking utensils, tableware, and other items of household use to the affected people.

AlKhidmat has also set up a medical camp at the site for treating burn victims where more than 400 men, women, and children were treated. Those who require medication are provided with free medicines by the mobile medical clinic. An ambulance is also taking part in the relief activity by helping transport those who require more specialized medical care to hospitals.