The Kasuri family and the Mahmud Ali Kasuri (MAK) Welfare Trust have pledged a combined Rs. 60 million (6 crore) towards the COVID-19 crisis engulfing the country. Of this, the Trust and the Kasuri family have contributed Rs. 20 million each to alleviate the hardship faced by deserving individuals through a Rs. 40 million fund, while a further Rs. 20 million is being contributed by the Trust to the Prime Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.
The MAK Welfare Trust aims to work for the socio-economic development and welfare of the people of Pakistan. During the corona crisis, we extend a helping hand to those most in need with the launch of the campaign ‘Har Qadam Pakistan Kay Saath.’ This campaign will deploy the Rs. 40 million (4 crore) fund to procure and distribute essential food items as ‘ration packs’ to deserving individuals, mainly daily-wage workers and their families. These ration packs include necessary food supplies to help sustain a family of 5 for approximately one month, and over 13,000 households will be reached. The activity will be carried out in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad/Rawalpindi and Kasur from 13 April, 2020.
The campaign Har Qadam Pakistan Kay Saath initiated on 13 April, 2020. The daily progress of the distribution activity in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad/Rawalpindi and Kasur can be viewed here:
The Mahmud Ali Kasuri Welfare Trust is privileged to have partnered with the highly regarded Akhuwat organization. It will be using their extensive grassroots level network in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad to ensure that ration is distributed to only the most deserving families. In Kasur, the MAK Trust will independently manage screening and distribution. Prior to distribution, supplies will be stored at designated campuses of Beaconhouse and Concordia Colleges.
The distribution points were carefully selected by Akhuwat after a field survey to gauge which areas were hit economically the most by the corona crisis. The details are as follows:
|Azam Basti||Chakra Goth||Landhi|
|Saeedabad||Shireen Jinnah Colony||Baldia Town|
|Maripur||MA Jinnah Road||New Karachi|
|Orangi Town||Urdu Nagar Malir|
|Banigala||Pind Bhagwal||Bari Imam|
|Sharif Abad||Golra Shairf||Khayaban Sir Syed|
|G-6||UC-43, RWP||Dhoke Sayadian|
|Rawat||Tench Bhatta||Mirial Road|
|Dhamial Camp||Gharib Abad|
|Abu Bakar Street, Sodiwal||Shahdra near Police Station||Civic Center, A-2 Township|
|Kasur City||Khudian Khas||Kanganpur|
|Theeng More||Mandi Usmanwala|
Mahmud Ali Kasuri (MAK) Welfare Trust, established in 1994, is an independent, non-profit organization that works towards the development and uplift of the underserved. The Trust and its key donors, Beaconhouse, the Kasuri family, and Beaconhouse employees, have consistently responded with meaningful contributions during national crises including the 2005 earthquake that devastated the northern areas of Pakistan, the IDP crisis of 2009, and the massive flooding of 2010 and 2014. Most recently, the MAK Welfare Trust contributed Rs 22 million for the construction of student toilets and classrooms in 48 government primary schools in District Gujranwala.