KARACHI: With the cooperation of Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) Asif Mehmood Jah, 850 families were distributed edibles, dried milk and other goods at a Jirgah at Siranan near Afghan border.

The Jirga comprised of area elders, administration, FC and UNHCR representatives. Chief Collector Baluchistan Muhammad Sadiq, Additional Collector Khayal Muhammad, Program Coordinator Alamgir Durrani, UN representative Zakir Durrani, senior FC officers and several others were also present on the occasion.

The Jirga attendees thanked the honorable guests and also called for the solution of problems in the area such as raods, electricity, water, hospitals and schools etc.

FTO Asif Mehmood Jah basically belongs to Customs Service and has been running an international NGO since long, which provides assistance to under privileged people in the country as well as abroad.

Asif Jah was conferred Hilal-e-Imtiaz for his public service.

After the outbreak of Covid, Jah immediately started awareness campaign about the preventive measures through print and electronic media and thousands of PPEs were provided to doctors in various areas.

Jah and his team has been continuously working in the deserts of Thar and remote areas of Baluchistan for the last 8 years to provide safe drinking water.

He also started Thar Green Campaign in line with the vision of PM Imran Khan to make Pakistan. 110 green farms spreading over an area of 500 acres have been developed so far. The produce of these farms is distributed among the poor families of Thar.

He also started Bakri Pal Scheme for the widows of Thar in order to provide them livelihood and fresh milk for their children.

Dr. Asif Mahmood Jah is a renowned writer and has authored 25 books which are recognized and appreciated at national as well as International levels.