SU sends Rs 2.5m relief goods to Thar; other consignment will also be dispatched soon

HYDERABAD: Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro has sent 10 trucks of relief goods along with the team of professional doctors and volunteers to the affected people of Tharparkar.

The relief goods were bought from the money donated by the faculty members, officers and employees from their salaries. The relief goods contained flour bags, pulses, rice, sugar, dry milk, medicines, tents, blankets, oil and other basic necessities of daily life.

Registrar Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto on behalf of Prof Dr Nazir A Mughal sent the trucks of relief goods for the people of Tharparkar from Vice Chancellor’s House. On the directions of SU vice chancellor, Aapa Tahira Mughal, Prof Dr Aslam Parvez Memon, Dr Yasmeen Iqbal Qureshi, Prof Fahmida Memon, Dr.Arbeela Agha and a number of volunteers rushed to Tharparkar in order to distribute the relief goods and take part in relief operations.

Mughal on the occasion thanked Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan & Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah for extending their full support in the process of collecting the relief goods for the welfare of drought-hit areas.

“All the employees have donated their one-day salary voluntarily for the noble cause of sending relief goods to the affected people of Thar. The varsity administration also donated an amount equivalent to the donated salary of all the employees. We started utilizing the amount by purchasing relief material, commodities and medicines”. Dr. Mughal said.

He announced that the faculty members, officers & employees of Sindh University would not let the people of Tharparkar be alone in this crucial time, adding that the relief activities by the volunteers of the varsity would continue and they would ensure provision of basic facilities to the people of Tharparkar from time to time.

Mughal regrettably said that 120 to 150 children had died due to reportedly dearth of food supplement in Tharparkar, however; he said the authorities concerned of provincial government under the supervision of CM Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah were trying to overcome the prevailing crisis in Tharparkar. He hoped that the situation would soon be under control.

Mughal further informed that the Sindh University had sent first consignment of relief goods worth Rs 2.5 million to Tharparkar, adding that the second consignment of relief goods would soon be dispatched to the famine-like areas.

On the occasion, Dr Aslam Parvez Memon said that the Vice Chancellor had appealed to the employees of the varsity to contribute in “Thar Relief Fund” generously and they showed positive response towards it.

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