PN supports indigent populace amid pandemic lockdown

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SALAHUDDIN HAIDER

KARACHI Pakistan armed forces have time and again proven their worth in helping civilian administration in emergencies. If army, on the ground, is supporting maintaining law and order, and cohesion on streets in these difficult time, Pakistan Navy too has never been left behind It played its role diligently as it ships supply relief goods to coastal areas and in cities to lessen burden on the government Pakistan Navy is extending support to needy families in current difficult state due to Coronavirus Pandemic. In coordination w ith various philanthropist associations, Pakistan Navy distributed food/ commodities while reaching out to indigent families in various cities/ tow ns across Pakistan. Thousands of ration bags (30 kg each) carrying basic food/ commodities were distributed to families of low paid employees of units & organizations and were also handed over to various Cantonments of Karachi including Sindh Police for further distribution to needy people in different localities. Pakistan Navy while taking utmost care of fisherman community distributed 32 tons of ration at Shams Pir Island, Karachi. Pakistan Navy is resolutely extending its support by providing subsidize rates on basic food supplies at different residential areas. Additionally, food relief measures have also been taken on large scale to far flung areas and hundreds of ration bags were distributed at various rural villages of Coastal & Creeks areas including Blara, Ghazi Bale, Pathan Goth, Kappar, Surbandar, Ganz, Lal Basti, Damb and Theem Goth. In collaboration with a local NGO, Pakistan Navy parceled out large quantity of ration in Badin district and its suburbs including Jumma Malah Goth, Haji Bachal Soomro Goth, Kumbhar Mohalla Goth and few other villages of Jati. In Islamabad, dry ration w as distributed to needy families at Kachi Abadi area whereas, over thousands kilogrammes.

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