ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s leading charity organisation, Edhi Foundation, has announced its eagerness to fly to Palestine to help people, who are facing Israeli attacks that has killed more than 200 people amid ongoing escalation.
Edhi Foundation chairman Faisal Edhi, who is son of renowned late philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, said that an application had been submitted to the Embassy of Palestine to get visa for five-member team.
He said that his son Saad Edhi would also be part of the team which will provide food and medicine to people in the war-torn country.
Faisal further said that the Edhi Foundation has set aside a budget of up to Rs30 million for the relief work.
Edhi Foundation offers assistance to India after record surge in Covid cases
Last month, the Edhi Foundation offered assistance to India, the hardest-hit nation by coronavirus disease, on a humanitarian basis amid the disasters of a record surge in the virus cases.
Edhi Foundation has offered assistance to the neighbouring country, India that is witnessing a record surge in coronavirus cases, leaving the people dying of oxygen shortage and lack of necessary facilities in hospitals.
In his letter to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the of renowned philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi and Edhi Foundation chairman, Faisal Edhi expressed sorrow over the suffering of the tremendous number of people due to COVID-19 pandemic.
He said that Edhi Foundation would like to extend the assistance to India in the form of a fleet of 50 ambulances along with the services.
His letter further stated, “Importantly, we are not requesting any other assistance from you, as we are providing the fuel, food, and other necessary amenities that our team will require.
Our team consists of emergency medical technicians, office staff, drivers, and supporting staff.”
Faisal Edhi sought permission from the Indian premier to allow the team to enter the country besides providing necessary guidance from the local administration and police department for the deployment of the team into any critical areas of concerns.