LAHORE: The Alkhidmat Foundation (AKF) launched its Tameer Watan Program on Wednesday, with an estimated cost of Rs. 600 million, to rebuild 4,000 demolished houses in flood-affected districts.
The details showed that the AKF gave cheques to 100 homeless people in Dera Ghazi Khan’s Taunsa Tehsil to help them rebuild their houses.
According to the AKF spokesman, almost 4,000 houses in South Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, KPK, and Gilgit-Baltistan would be reconstructed in the first phase at a cost of Rs. 150,000 per unit.
He stated that the money would be awarded to people in 3 installments to purchase construction materials, which would be deposited in the affected family’s bank account to ensure reporting, monitoring, and auditing of the scheme.
Furthermore, he also added that the AKF had hired experts to perform surveys in flood-affected areas and create a report on which properties needed to be rebuilt while orphans and widows are given priority, followed by laborers and small landowners.
Besides, AKF is also accepting applications from people who have lost their houses while AKF so far has completed the construction and restoration of 120 houses in South Punjab, he briefed.
In addition to aiding in the building of houses, the AKF has given 500,000 farmers seeds, fertilizer, and agricultural medicines for the sowing of wheat, as reported by the sources.
The spokesman went on to say that as per the original plan, AKF would rehabilitate 200 schools, madrassas, and mosques, and completely or partially damaged schools.