Karachi, March 10, 2014 (PPI-OT): The Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has dispatched a consignment of ration packs for 10,000 people inhabiting in the drought-hit Tharparkar District with a view to share the sufferings and give some relief to distressed families. The ration pack of household commodities for one month contains wheat, sugar, rice, pulses and mineral water.
Chairman of Businessmen Group and Former President KCCI, Siraj Kassam Teli, Vice Chairmen KCCI, Tahir Khaliq, Zubair Motiwala, Haroon Farooki and Anjum Nisar, President KCCI, Abdullah Zaki, Senior Vice President KCCI, Muffasar A. Malik and Vice President KCCI, Muhammad Idrees responded to the hardships being faced by the people of Thar and made sincere efforts to immediately dispatch relief goods to the poor drought-hit inhabitants.
President KCCI, Abdullah Zaki, while expressing deep sympathies with the inhabitants of Tharparkar district, expressed deep concerns over the loss of lives, particularly the death of more than 125 children, in the drought-hit areas. He urged people from all walks of life to come forward and donate generously for this noble cause.
Abdullah informed that a 4-member delegation of Karachi Chamber has also left for Tharparkar district to witness the ground realities and monitor distribution of ration packs to the needy families.
He said that the Karachi Chamber will be closely monitoring relief activities in drought-hit areas and will make efforts to extend further support in future. He urged the business community to come forward and give a helping hand to the brothers and sisters of Tharparkar who are living their lives in extremely dire circumstances.
President KCCI further commented that although many organizations have come forward to provide relief and the government is also utilizing all its resources to minimize the sufferings of people of Thar but long term strategies must be devised to avoid such tragedies in future.
“Providing relief to people of Thar is not the responsibility of Sindh province alone but the federal government and other provinces must also play their due role by densely participating in the relief activities as Tharparkar is an important part of Pakistan”, he stressed.
“People of Thar should not be left stranded at any cost and it is the obligation for all of us to support the poor families in distress”, he added. Abdullah also appreciated the positive role played by the media in effectively highlighting this issue, which has caught everybody’s attention.
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Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI)
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