Sakhawat Centre distributes aid among Flood victims in IOK

Srinagar, November 22, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, a welfare organization, Sakhawat Centre distributed more than 13.23 lakhs among victims of September 2014 floods under its economic revival and reconstruction of houses programme. The money was distributed among 73 flood-hit families of Bandipora, Pulwama, Baramulla, Srinagar and Islamabad districts during a function organized by Sakhawat Centre in Srinagar.

The victims were identified by volunteers of the organization on the basis of their monthly income and gravity of damages to their houses. The function was presided over by administrator of Sakhawat Centre Dr Yousuf-ul-Omar who in his address urged victims to keep their morale high. Abdul Ghani Dar of Pulwama on the occasion said that he was depressed as to how he could rebuild his damaged residential house. “However, Sakhawat Centre came forward and helped me to rebuild my house,” he added.

“Sakhawat Centre came and offered us timely help. Soon after flood water receded, the volunteers of Sakhawat made assessment of damages in our village and chose most deserving persons for the assistance,” said Nazneen Bano of Islamabad. Seconding her, Maryam Begum, another flood victim said that Sakhawat Centre has extended helping hand to them at the time when the authorities failed to respond to the devastating flooding.

Dr Nasir Ahmad Dar, Convener Relief and Rehabilitation Sakhawat Centre highlighted the achievements of organization and informed that hundreds of flood victims were covered under assistance programme in phased manner. The Iqbal Memorial Trust body members including Secretary Er Muhammad Amin Qureshi, Eng Ghulam Hassan Mir, Prof Masood Ahmad, Mir Mohammad Ashraf and others were also present on the occasion.

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