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327 families get food assistance

327 families get food assistance

Jul 14, 2013 - 13:43

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): The Jamiat-i-Islah party on Sunday distributed food items to around 327 destitute families in connection with the holy month of Ramadaninfo-icon in eastern Nangarhar province.

The party chief for rge eastern zone, Abdul Rahim Saraf, told Pajhwok Afghan News the assistance followed a fund-raising campaign for purchasing food items for the poor households.

He said the items included flour, ghee, sugar, rice, beans, tea, dates and drinks. The party conducted such campaigns every Ramadan in a bid to promote charity and philanthrophy.

Deputy Governor Mohammad Hanif Gardiwal praised the Jamiat-i-Islah party for its efforts to help the destitute, urging civil societyinfo-icon groups to launch similar campaigns.

A resident of Jalalabad, the provincial capital, Abdul Rahim, who received food assistance, said there were many other families that were in dire need of help. He urged well-off people to follow in the Jamiat-i-Islah footsteps and assist the poor during the holy month.



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