MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, PAKISTAN – NASA’s MODIS satellite sensor showed heavy rains and overflowing of Indus River on 28 August which submerged several areas and destructed infrastructure in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. The loss might reach 150 trillion rupiahs.
Responding to the emergency, the Muhammadiyah Special Branch of Pakistan, the Indonesian Embassy in Islamabad, and Indonesian people in Pakistan distributed aids to the flood-affected people after conducting a fund raising on 27 August.
Mentioned on a press release on Friday (23/9), they gained 95,167,000 rupiahs and shared to the people in terms of cash, groceries, and other necessary goods.
In addition, the Chairman of the Muhammadiyah Special Branch of Pakistan Hadiz Adhi mentioned that the branch and the Indonesian Embassy in Islamabad organized a fundraising event, the Indonesian culinary Cooking Demo, on 22 September.
Along with ambassadors of a number of countries, the Indonesian Ambassador to Pakistan offered his condolences and invited them to help the disaster-affected people.
“Besides, aids from Lazismu (the Muhammadiyah zakat management body) will arrive on 29 September,” Hafidz Adhi.
The response was appreciated by the Indonesian Embassy in Islamabad Adam Mulawarman. “We would like to thank the Muhammadiyah Special Branch of Pakistan and Indonesian people in Pakistan. We will distribute the aids through Pakistan Red Crescent Society,” Adam said.
“On behalf of Indonesian people, we would like to offer our condolences, thoughts, and prayers to all victims. These aids are the help from Indonesian people in Pakistan,” Adam expressed.
The aids were 50 food packages, tents, and mosquito nets, and they were provided victims in Chadara, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.