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Qatar Charity constructs houses for needy families in Pakistan’s Punjab

Qatar Charity constructs houses for needy families in Pakistan’s Punjab

Tribune News Network
Doha
As part of its continued efforts to uplift the living standards of the underprivileged, Qatar Charity (QC) has built two houses for two needy families in Pakistan where it has already constructed 36 houses in the last three years, benefiting some 252 people across the country. QC handed over the two houses to the beneficiaries, in close coordination with the district government officials.
The two recently-constructed houses, which are located in the Jhang district of the Pakistani province of Punjab, include two bedrooms, a corridor, a kitchen, a toilet, a washroom, a courtyard, a cloth washing area and a motorised water pump equipped with one water tank, in addition to boundary wall with a gate.
Each 126.4 sq-metre house contributes to providing a dignified life for the poor beneficiary families, who had to live in mud houses due to financial hardships.
QC selected the beneficiaries who were extremely poor and had physical disabilities or chronic diseases, and did not have proper shelters for their family members.
“Qatar Charity has been doing a lot to uplift the socio-economic status of people in the Jhang district since the last couple of years,” said Shahid Abbas, additional deputy commissioner of the Jhang district. “I have seen them making a lot of efforts in implementing projects in the fields of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), in addition to carrying our social welfare projects.” Abbas appreciated the remarkable role of QC in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as its tremendous efforts in building social housing units for poor and needy families across Pakistan.
The beneficiaries were extremely delighted at receiving the keys of houses and entering their own homes, noting that QC made their dreams come true by building these houses for them.
“As my father and I are persons with special needs, having our own home was a distant dream that came true with the intervention of Qatar Charity,” said Shugufta Rani, a widow, who, along with her two little daughters, had to live in the mud house of her poor parents, after the death of her husband.
“Qatar Charity has made a noble deed by providing us with a home to live a dignified life,” said Rab Nawaz, a sole breadwinner of a family of six, who had to live in a two-room mud house, and they were always at the stake of weather severities. Rab Nawaz, who is suffering of chronic liver and kidney diseases, added, “I always prayed for an appropriate living space for my family members, which Allah the Almighty has given me through Qatar Charity.”

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