LAHORE: The Pakistan Federation of Trade Unions (APFTU) has called on industrialists to donate one day of their profits to flood victims.
In a press statement issued on Monday, Khurshid Ahmad, the APFTU General Secretary also called on employees of governmental and semi-governmental organizations to donate one day’s wages to flood victims to alleviate their suffering and hardship. . He also called on the military to donate their one-month salary for this worthy cause.
Water and milk donations: a multinational company has pledged to donate 250,000 liters of drinking water and 10,000 liters of milk, in the second phase, to support vulnerable communities affected by the devastating floods in the following calls from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) for flood relief efforts across Pakistan. .
The company will mobilize relief supplies through the federal and provincial governments. It has already sent 60,000 liters of water to NDMA for flood relief efforts in Balochistan early last month.
Highlighting the efforts, Samer Chedid, CEO of the company, said: “Access to clean water is the biggest concern for flood-displaced communities across Pakistan and this is where we are focusing the essential to our efforts. He added that the company has invited its employees to make voluntary donations for affected communities. Employee donation notices will be matched 1:1 by the company. We care deeply about the people and communities in which we operate, and we believe we have a vital role to play in times of crisis. The company will work closely with national and provincial disaster management authorities to support them in relief work for people and communities affected by natural calamities. The company works tirelessly to ensure much needed food and drink products are available to our consumers across Pakistan.
UVAS Sets Up Flood Relief Camp: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Nasim Ahmad inaugurated the “Flood Relief Camp” in front of the UVAS outdoor hospital as part of the university’s recently launched 2022 flood relief and assistance campaign here on Monday. Prof. Dr. Kamran Ashraf, Chairman of the Department of Parasitology, Prof. Dr. Aneela Zameer Durrani, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ijaz and a number of faculty members from different UVAS departments were present on the occasion. In this regard, with the help of UVAS students, faculty members and staff relief materials would be collected in the form of medicine, dry food/ration, milk and juice packets, mineral water, clothing, animal feed and tents, etc.