By Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan
On the eve of holy month of Ramadan, to implement the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the supervisory official/team of the UAE’s project to help Pakistan in the country has announced a noble initiative, distributing 2,400 tons of food stuff among 30,000 families of internally displaced people (IDPs) living in camps being victims of horrible series of floods and war against terrorism.
According to statement of the said project official/team, the food assistance, worth over $US 1.5 million will be distributed among IDPs families in Jalozai Camp, which is the largest refugee camp in Pakistan having approximately 13,600 families.
According to the project team the distribution of this generous food aid campaign would definitely alleviate their daily sufferings and also instrumental to overcome their difficult routine circumstances.
As part of the initiative, food parcels, each weighting 80 kilograms, will be distributed containing flour, rice, sugar, salt, lentils and tea to all the deserving IDPs families enough to meet the monthly requirements of a single family.
Charity is a noble cause which has multiplier socio-economic effects. It makes a comfort zone to all the conflicting communities, groups and people. It brings some delight to all the people living under any deadly military operation or natural calamity around the globe. It is people-friendly and anti-poverty measure which has been one of the main pillars of the UAE foreign policy’s global humanitarian assistance drive.
The government of the United Arab Emirates under the visionary leadership of his President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has been rigorously engaged in many diversified programs of humanitarian assistance in the different parts of the world and “the UAE’s project to help Pakistan” is one of the prime examples. The Director General of the UAE Project to Assist Pakistan, Abdullah Al Ghafli and his entire team is doing a splendid job in these areas for the welfare of the poor people.