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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Pakistan’s Alkhidmat Foundation Sends 20 Tons of Aid to Gaza

This initiative aims to provide critical assistance to displaced and affected families in Gaza, who have been facing a severe humanitarian crisis since the onset of the conflict on October 7, 2023.

In a powerful demonstration of global solidarity and humanitarian support, Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan has sent its third relief aid batch to Gaza, comprising 20 tons of essential medicines and food. This initiative aims to provide critical assistance to displaced and affected families in Gaza, who have been facing a severe humanitarian crisis since the onset of the conflict on October 7, 2023.

The ongoing conflict has created dire conditions for over 2.2 million Palestinians in Gaza, and Alkhidmat Foundation is steadfast in its commitment to alleviate their suffering. The third shipment, consisting of 13 tons of medicines and 7 tons of food, was dispatched from Nur Khan Air Base Rawalpindi.

Dignitaries, including caretaker Federal Foreign Minister Mr. Jalil Abbas Jilani, Ambassador of Palestine to Pakistan Mr. Ahmad Rabiei, and Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lt. Gen. Inam Haider Malik, were present at the dispatch ceremony.

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Notable attendees also included Vice President of Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan Air Marshal (R) Farooq Habib, Secretary-General Syed Waqas Jafari, National Director of Aghosh Homes Air Marshal (Rtd) Arshad Malik, and Sr. Manager Mr. Shoaib Hashmi. The collaborative effort involved officials from Alkhidmat Foundation, NDMA, and the Pakistan Air Force. The goods were loaded onto a Pakistan Air Force aircraft bound for Jordan, where the Pakistani ambassador will oversee the receipt of the aid before it is delivered to the Gaza victims.

Under the leadership of Secretary-General Syed Waqas Jafari, the Alkhidmat Foundation has sent a total of 57 tons of relief goods in three phases, including medicines, food, and hygiene kits. These efforts have been made possible through cooperation with international aid organizations, relief activities from the camp office in Egypt, and ongoing support from philanthropists, NDMA, the Pakistan Army, and the Air Force.

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Expressing gratitude, Syed Waqas Jafari acknowledged the collective efforts of various stakeholders, highlighting the crucial role played by philanthropists, NDMA, the Pakistan Army, and the Air Force in providing aid to the victims of Gaza. Alkhidmat Foundation remains dedicated to alleviating the suffering of those affected by conflict and crisis, embodying the spirit of global humanitarianism, concluded Syed Waqas Jafri.