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‘Alkhidmat spent Rs8.2bn in a year on welfare’

By Our Correspondent
July 19, 2021

The Alkhidmat Foundation — the Jamaat-e-Islami’s (JI) welfare wing — spent Rs8.2 billion rupees for the public welfare and some 24 million individuals were directly helped by the organisation, showed the charity’s annual report released on Saturday.

Briefing the media about the charity’s progress at the Idara Noor-e-Haq, JI Karachi chief Hafiz Naeemur Rehman and the Alkhidmat Chief Executive Naveed Ali Baig said the charity had played an active role during the Covid-19 epidemic and distributed not only rations and cooked food among tens of thousands of the affected people but also personal protection equipment against Covid-19 among frontline fighters, including doctors and nurses in both public and private sectors medical facilities.

Rehman said that the Al-Khidmat Foundation disinfected a large number of health centres, mosques, churches, temples, police stations, and government offices. “Pulse oximeters and oxygen cylinders were also provided on a massive scale to the affected and needy people,” he added.

The JI leader explained that overall the Alkhidmat operated in seven major heads in the welfare sector. He elaborated that the organisation was running a network of hospitals, clinics, and diagnostic centres across the country.

Talking about the orphan care sector, he said it was an important project of the organisation, under which it was taking care of 14,843 orphans, including 1,150 orphans in Karachi. He added that those children were provided Rs4,000 per month.

Under the head of the safe water project, the charity ran 43 water filtration plants, the JI leader said.