ICCI sets up camp to collect donations for flood affected people

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The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) Friday set up a Flood Relief Camp to collect donations in cash and kind from the members of the business community that would be delivered to the flood affected people in various parts of the country.

ICCI has opened a new bank Account No.PK86ALFH0403001004080135 in Bank Al Falah, here at G-8 Branch, in which the members of the business community can deposit their cash donations for the flood affected persons, said a ICCI press release issued here.

Former Presidents, Khalid Iqbal Malik, Tariq Sadiq, Zubair Ahmed Malik, Muhammad Ejaz Abbasi, Baser Daud, Sheikh Amir Waheed, Chairman Federation of Realtors Association, Ejaz Mussarat Khan, Azhar ul Islam Zafar, Akhtar Hussain, Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari, Hafiz Bilal Munir, Ch. Ashraf Farzand, Khalid Mehmood and others were present at the occasion.

The participants announced cash donations for the flood affectees and assured that they would continue to cooperate with ICCI Flood Relief Camp.

Speaking at the occasion, President, ICCI, Muhammad Shakeel Munir said that it was a noble cause to provide maximum relief to the flood hit people and everyone and urged the people to support such efforts.

He said that a committee has been constituted under the supervision of Muhammad Faheem Khan Vice President ICCI to form teams that would identify the areas in cooperation with organizations already working in the field and would go to the identified areas to deliver the relief items in person to the deserving persons in a transparent manner.

He said that the recent flash floods had wreaked havoc in the country as according to official data 110 districts in the country had been badly affected.

He said that around 1200 people had lost their lives in the catastrophic floods, 45 percent of the cropland area of the country had been washed away and the country had suffered an economic loss of around USD 10 billion as per early estimates, which showed the devastating impact of the floods.

 

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