Many innocent civilians were affected by a ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) between Pakistan and India in November which resulted in the loss of life and property. Residents on the Pakistan LoC were facing some tough few months as temperatures dropped below freezing and many villages would have been cut off by the snow. Thanks to our generous donors, over £65,000 was raised in under 3 days to support the affected people.
Technological developments in healthcare have saved countless patients and are continuously improving our quality of life. Not only that, but technology in the medical field has also had a massive impact on nearly all processes and practices of healthcare professionals.
By the blessing of Almighty Allah and the support of our kind donors, 350 sewing machines were provided to poor and unemployed women and widows of Swabi KPK Pakistan so they can earn a living and support their families. 30 wheelchairs were provided to the less able needy people as part of our ongoing ‘Turning disability into ability’ program.
8th October 2020 marked 15 years since a devastating earthquake claimed thousands of lives across Azad Kashmir and also 15 years since the inception of KORT. Hundreds of people gathered in Mirpur, Azad Kashmir, to remember and pray for the martyrs of the 2005 earthquake, and also for the martyrs of the September 2019 Mirpur earthquake.
With the support of our generous donors, inaugurations for 4 newly built Water Filtration Plants took place in Abdupur, Islamghar, Jorriyan Malikabad and Panyam Chakswari AJK. These Water Plants will help thousands of people with clean drinking water. Thank you to all our donors and Muskorteers who supported this noble cause.
In September 2020, 16 newly built houses were inaugurated and the keys were handed over to the deserving families who had lost their homes during the September 2019 Mirpur Earthquake. Over 100 houses have been inaugurated since December 2019 and we hope to complete the remaining houses by the end of 2020.
Through the generosity of our donors and with the support of the local and national government officials in AJK & Pakistan, during September 2020, 100 wheelchairs were distributed in Muzaffarabad, AJK in the presence of the Honourable President of AJK; Sardar Masood Ahmed Khan and Minister of Social Welfare; Madam Noreen Arif. Another 150 wheelchairs are also distributed to the deserving people of Islamabad and surrounding areas in the presence of the Honourable Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan; Mr Asad Qaiser.
In recognition of the outstanding achievements of KORT by providing great humanitarian services to the poor & vulnerable people of Pakistan and AJK, our Chairman Ch. Mohammed Akhtar was awarded with the Tamgha-E-Imtiaz award (Highest Civilian Honour), which is a state-organised honour of Pakistan.