Lahore (PR): Alkhidmat distributed winter packages worth Rs 700 million among 15000 needy people across the country.
Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan President Prof. Dr. Hafeez ur Rahman, while giving details, said that due to last year’s nationwide floods, the hardships of people in the affected areas of South Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan have increased considerably and children have died due to severe cold. There was a fear of widespread diseases among women and the elderly, he continued.
In view of this need and importance, Alkhidmat Foundation started distribution of winter packages from the beginning of winter and distributed blankets, warm sheets, jackets, sweaters, jerseys, gloves, warm socks and warm hats to flood affected areas, he added.
Shoaib Hashmi, Senior Manager Media Relations of Alkhidmat Foundation said that the winter package is part of Alkhidmat Community Services Program. Alkhidmat Foundation starts the winter drive every year from the month of September and it continues till the end of March. Alkhidmat conducts winter package distribution programs for the needy across the country as well as in disaster-hit areas, Hashmi explained.