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Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Robbers attack fund-raising camp in Islamabad

The incident has sparked outrage on social media as Twitter users urge authorities to provide security at fundraising camps. 

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Pakistan is currently battling the worst floods in over a decade. Floods have hit several districts in Sindh, Balochistan, KPK, and Southern Punjab. Amid the devastation, the nation has come together to donate essential items to the flood victims.

In an alarming development, robbers have attacked a fundraising camp set up by the Al-Khidmat Foundation in the PWD area of Islamabad. According to the details, the robbers have the robbers took away the goods and cash collected for the flood victims. The robbers also stole motorbikes and mobile phones of the volunteers and workers of the Al-Khidmat foundation.

The Islamabad Capital Territory Police, while confirming the incident, said it is looking into the matter and will bring the culprits to justice.

Needless to say, the incident has sparked outrage on social media as Twitter users urge authorities to provide security at fundraising camps.

Read more: FM Bilawal requests funding from the IMF to combat floods

“It is surprising that people do not even fear God. The people who lost everything were robbed. It is repentance. May Allah have mercy on us. We have not spared anyone,” one netizen lamented.


Multiple social media reports are making the rounds, claiming that the relief and funds are not reaching the flood victims; for instance, it was claimed that an Assistant Commissioner in Sindh hid the aid for the flood victims in a factory. The locals had to break the locks of the factory to get to the items.

Pakistan’s relief efforts

As the rains slow down, Pakistan is focusing on providing relief to the flood victims. Donations and aid are pouring in from the international community for Pakistan, including the US, Turkey, EU, Saudi Arabia, UAE, etc.

Locally, non-government organizations and welfare foundations have set up relief camps across the country, collecting donations from the public in the form of, cash, tents, food, medicines, hygiene kits etc.

The Federal government, along with other relevant stakeholders has sped up the rescue and relief operations in flood-affected areas across the country.

Read more: How the floods caused heavy damages to Pakistan

Pakistan Army has also established 212 Relief Collection points to support flood affectees and provided aid by distributing ration bags, whereas tents were provided to the affectees.