PESHAWAR: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) has launched a project to distribute 22,550 winter kits among poor and deserving people living in Chitral, Swat and Shangla districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The KSRelief is carrying out the project with the collaboration of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), KP government and a distribution partner, Ehsar Foundation, says a press release.

Each package comprises two quilts, shawls for men and women, nine pairs of socks, and ladies and gents’ warmers for needy families living in the colder regions. The 1,258,164 dollars project would benefit 135,300 individuals.

This project comes under the umbrella of humanitarian projects by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the KSRelief to assist the needy families living in the coldest areas in north of Pakistan.

Last month, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief ) launched a project to distribute 7,000 food baskets, weighing 287 tons, to families in need in Sindh province.

The inauguration ceremony in Islamabad was attended by Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, the representative of Pakistan’s National Natural Disaster Management Authority, Mohammed Idrees Mahsud, and KSrelief director in Pakistan, Dr. Khalid Al-Othmani.

In a press statement, Al-Malki said that the project will distribute food baskets to 42,000 individuals who have been affected by the heavy rains and floods and the coronavirus in seven regions across Sindh, in accordance with the directions of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Mahsud thanked King Salman on behalf of the Pakistani government and people and stressed the Kingdom’s continuous support for his country.

This project is part of the Saudi aid provided for brotherly and friendly countries and people in times of crisis and distress.