Envoy from Pakistan aids UK charity in raising $1.2 million for flood victims
Envoy from Pakistan aids UK charity in raising $1.2 million for flood victims

LONDON: The Pakistani Consulate General is collaborating with UK-based humanitarian organization Penny Appeal to raise "life-changing funds" for Pakistani communities affected by the devastating floods.

According to a statement from the Penny Appeal, "The Consul General of Pakistan, Mr. Ibrar Hussain Khan, honored the charity's efforts to support the people of Pakistan by attending their fundraising dinner as chief guest, and a special guest appearance." at the charity's live appeal which was broadcast on British Muslim TV."

Khan has been instrumental in mobilizing the compassion and generosity of the public to raise more funds and expand Penny Appeal's services across Pakistan, the statement said.

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The devastating floods since June have killed more than 1,700 people, displaced 7.9 million people and caused billions of dollars in damage. According to Pakistani officials, the total loss of property could be up to $40 billion.

Penny Appeal founder Adim Younis handed over a $1 million ($1.2 million) check to the Consul General at the Pakistani Consulate in Bradford.

Penny Appeal is working tirelessly in 16 flood-affected districts with the help of local Pakistani authorities to provide life-changing assistance to those in need, including hot meals, clean drinking water, medical care, shelter and cash grants Huh. Dan said.

The charity has already provided over 500,000 liters of drinking water, over 200,000 cooked meals, and daily rations, medical supplies and hygiene kits.

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The charity is currently in phase two of its response and is co-operating with the Government to provide newly built homes; 100 houses with a capacity to accommodate 1,000 people have already been built.

Yunus said of Khan, "Khan has been a tremendous asset to the appeal and his passion for helping those in need knows no bounds.

I am particularly proud that we have come together in our efforts to help our brothers and sisters in the UK and across Pakistan recover from this disaster.

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"Thanks to people like him, we are making a real and lasting difference to some of the most vulnerable people in the world," she said.

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