Qatar Charity builds social housing for the poor in Pakistan’s Punjab
As part of its continued efforts to uplift the living standards of the underprivileged, Qatar Charity (QC) has built two houses for two low-income families in Pakistan, where it has already constructed 36 houses in the last three years, benefiting 252 people across the country. Qatar Charity handed over these 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 motorized water pump equipped with one water tank, in addition to a boundary wall with a gate. In addition, Boundary Wall with Gate. Each 126.4 square-meter house provides a dignified life for the poor beneficiary families, who had to live in the mud houses due to financial hardship. Qatar The charity selected both houses’ beneficiaries, given they are inferior and sole bread earners of their families, and they are persons with special needs either due to physical disabilities or due to chronic diseases and did not have proper shelters for their family members. “Qatar The 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 Mr. 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 also appreciated the remarkable role of Qatar Charity 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 delighted to receive the keys of houses and enter their own homes, noting that Qatar Charity 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 a dream that came true with the intervention of Qatar Charity,” said Shugufta Rani, a widow, who, along with her two litter daughters, had to live in the mud house of her poor parents after the death of her husband. “Qatar The charity has done a noble deed by providing us with a shelter 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, suffering from chronic liver and kidney diseases, added, “I always prayed for an appropriate living space for my family members, which Allah has given me through Qatar Charity.” It is worth mentioning that Qatar Charity has 36 social housing units for the benefit of252 individuals across Pakistan during the last three years, with 9 houses in Sindh for 63 individuals, 12 houses in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for 84 individuals, 12 houses in Punjab for 84 individuals, and 3 houses in Azad Jammu & Kashmir for 21 individuals.