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Muslim Aid allocated over PKR 50 million for the development projects in all over Pakistan

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Muslim Aid-A UK based international relief and development agency will disperse funds of PKR 50 million for the first quarter of the year 2007. These funds will be given for development and rehabilitation activities in the country to the implementation partners in the field of education, health, water and sanitation, livelihood and income generation.

Major funding worth PKR 30 million will be given to READ Foundation for education sector development in the earthquake zones of NWFP and Azad Kashmir. This fund will be used for the rehabilitation of destroyed schools in the regions. Remaining fund of over PKR 20 million will be used to establish water schemes in Ratodero-interior Sindh and Bagh Azad Kashmir, installation of computer and science labs in Khushab, Village Support Program in Khunzdar, Balochistan, and Health projects in Chakwal, Rawalpindi, Attock and Gadap Town Karachi. Another School cost PKR 2 million will be constructed in Khanpur, Rahim Yar Khan. Transport facilities in shape of mini bus for the school children will be provided to local organization in Kasur as well.

Giving a briefing here at Pakistan Field Office in Islamabad Country Director Khobaib A Vahedy ensured that Muslim Aid is very committed with the overall well being of the betterment of the living standard of deprived population specifically in the remote areas of the country . For this purpose we believe in partnerships and synergies for improved service delivery.

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Established in 1985 in UK, Muslim Aid is an international NGO seeking to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and development programs. We aim to help the needy regardless of race, religion or gender.

The main sectors we are involved in are: Education, Health and Nutrition, Income generation and micro credit, Vocational Training, water and sanitation, Emergency relief, Disaster Response and Preparedness and Orphan Support.

We are working in more than 50 countries around the globe. The core geographical areas of operations are: Pakistan, Kashmir, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Bosnia, Palestine, Indonesia, Chechnya and Kosovo.

Muslim Aid is a member of European Commission for Humanitarian Organizations (ECHO), the British Overseas NGOs for Development (BOND) and a signatory to the "Code of Conduct for The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC's) Movements and NGOs in Disaster Relief" and supports the Make Poverty History Campaign under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Muslim Aid established its office in Pakistan in 2003 and registered as a Trust under Trust Act 1882. Since its inception, the office had successfully implemented many relief and development projects in the sectors of water and sanitation, education and vocational training, income generation, heath and nutrition and disaster response (Floods, earthquake, droughts).

Muslim Aid played an active role in Relief activities in 2005 Earthquake, and now focused on reconstruction and rehabilitation in Earthquake affected areas of AJK and Pakistan.

For Details:

Kashif Syed
Media & Communication Officer
Muslim Aid -UK
Pakistan Field Office
Mailing Address: 228, Street # 23, F-11/2, Islamabad.
Telephone #: +92 (51) 210 2249, 210 2252
Fax #:+92 (51) 221 3542
Mobile #:+92-346-5372614
e-mail: kashif@muslimaid.org.pk
URL: www.muslimaid.org.pk