Food packages distributed among 850 families

CHITRAL: Food packages have been distributed among 850 families across Chitral to help them cope with the lockdown impact of COVID-19.

The food packages have been distributed by social activist Molana Fatehur Rehman, who said the activity would continue.

He said people, especially elderly persons, were most affected from the lockdown but they could not openly seek financial help so arrangements were made to provide these food items to their doorsteps without hurting their self-esteem.

Molana Rehman said Qari Faizullah and Molana Mufti Faizuddin of Rawalpindi had helped him arrange the food packages for the deserving people.

He also said any philanthropist wishing to help the needy people in Upper Chitral may contact him, adding he had complete data of such people in the remote area.

It may be noted that besides the government’s emergency cash programme, volunteers and social activists have been providing food packages for families affected by the lockdown.

Under the cash programme of the government, all daily wagers and other needy people registered themselves on line after which cash amounting to Rs1,2000 was handed to them at specified centres across Chitral.

However, there have complaints that a large number of deserving people either could not got themselves registered or were ignored due to unknown reasons.–Muhkam Uddin Ayuni

 

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