Housing Project For Flood Affected
Peshawar – May 22, 2012,
AlKhidmat Foundation Pakistan and Yardimeli (Helping Hand) of Turkey have announced construction of a model village named ‘Ayub Ansari (r.a) Model Village’ for flood affected families of Charsaddah area at an estimated cost of Rupees 90 Million. The project was jointly announced by AlKhidmat Provincial President and ex-Health Minister, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Inayatullah Khan, and Chairman Yardimeli, Dr Sadiq Danishman.
The proposed model village would include a masjid, as well as 250 free houses for flood affected families whose properties had totally been destroyed by the 2010 floods. Each of houses measures 08 Marla, or approximately 2,000 square feet each, in size. The rehabilitation project also aims to give financial assistance of Rupees 5,000/- per month to each of the flood affected families for a period of one year, in which time they are expected to find jobs and are expected to be able to earn from their agricultural lands again.
Yardimeli is committed to helping its Pakistani brothers and sisters in times of difficulty and had earlier collaborated with AlKhidmat and Read Foundation in rebuilding homes for quake affected people in Azad Kashmir and Balakot in 2005. Financial assistance cheques were handed out to representatives of 20 families in the first phase of the program.
Members of Yardimeli, Saif-al-Islam, Fadi, and Muhammad Ilyas, Founder, Read Foundation Azad Kashmir, Mahmood Ahmad, as well as Senior Provincial Program Manager AlKhidmat, Qazi Wajahat, Media Coordinator, Noor-al-Wahid Jadoon, President AlKhidmat Charsaddah District, Pir Masood Jan, ex-Member Provincial Assembly, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Arshad Khan, Gen. Secretary AlKhidmat Charsaddah, Noor Hussain, and Relief Administrator, Muhammad Sajjad Gonda, were also present at the occasion.