Meezan Bank’s employees contribute towards rehabilitation of Flood affected people

September 3rd, 2010

In an effort to help the people affected by the devastating floods in the country, Meezan Bank’s employees have taken an initiative to contribute to the recovery and rehabilitation of the people affected by the floods by setting up a “Flood Victims Relief Account” where employees can deposit money for helping the people in the flood-hit areas.

The Management of Meezan Bank has taken this initiative a step further by announcing its contribution of an additional Rs. 2/- for every Rs. 1/- contributed by the employees of MBL to this fund.

These funds are being used to provide food, relief and other facilities in the flood-affected areas. Meezan Bank’s employees of branches in the flood affected areas are actively working on a voluntary basis to ensure that the relief-work is transparent and that the benefit is reaching the affected people.

Meezan Bank has collaborated with Islamic Relief Pakistan and Ihsan Trust for relief activities (Ihsan Trust is a charitable trust based in Karachi established to effectively utilize the charity funds of Meezan Bank) by providing 2100 people in Charsadda District with cooked food for 15 days. Meezan Bank’s Multan branch team is partnering with Ihsan Trust for distribution of dry food to the flood-affected people in the areas surrounding Multan. In addition, Meezan Bank’s Sukkur Branch distributed cooked food to around 500 people and 100 floor mats were provided to displaced people having no shelter. The Bank also collaborated with Bhittai Hospital Sukkur for providing medicines to the affected people and provided ready-to-eat meals to more than 2000 people at relief camps in Bhit Shah and Saeedabad.

Meezan Bank has also joined hands with Helping Hands in Islamabad for providing medical camps and hygiene facility for people in all the provinces of Pakistan.  The Bank, through its D.G. Khan Branch will be providing dry food for 15 days to at least 1000 flood victims in Muzzaffargarh.

Meezan Bank’s employees are actively involved in volunteering activities in the areas through the Meezan Bank branch network. Meezan Bank is well geared to reach the flood-affected people and contribute towards their relief and rehabilitation.

Ihsan Trust – is a registered charitable trust based in Karachi established to effectively utilize the charity funds of Meezan Bank and is working actively on several projects in the area of disaster relief, education, community health, social uplift & healthcare.