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Ateeq urges sustainability of funds by donors to the authentic country NGOs

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KARACHI: CSR is like giving back to the society, it is realization of concerns for humanity said Ateeq Ur Rehman CSR & CSI Activist in his Inaugural speech at CSR 2020 here at a local hotel, Thursday.
While introducing the conference Ateeq emphasized on financial assistance and continued cooperation by corporate, individuals, financial institutions, public/private bodies to genuine NGOs, who are working massively for health, education, social work and community development.
Ateeq urged that the financial support to NGOs has declined by donors due to poor economic conditions in the country, he mentioned that the basic concept of CSR 2020 Karachi Conference and Awards is to request for sustainability of Funds by Donors to authentic NGOs subsequently the budget allocation for health, education and community services by successive Governments is negligible due to Financial Supply Chain Deficits by them.
CSR 2020 was inaugurated by Siraj Qassim Teli (Chairman BMG and Former President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry). Mehmood Tareen (CEO, TPN) in his welcome address thank the well-wishers and sponsor of CSR 2020. Also the inaugural event was attended and addressed by Rear Admiral Jamil Akhter (Chairman, KPT), Rear Admiral Mukhtar Khan (DG, Bahria University), Toshi Kazu Isomura (Consul General of Japan) and Ms. Rehma Khairi (DM, Engro Foundation).
Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan, Chairman, Brookes Pharma (Pvt) Ltd, Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, Chief Executive Officer, The Indus Hospital, Dr. Asim Qidwai, Founder & CEO, AMTF, Shahbaz Islam, General Manager HR and Corporate Communications, Sui Southern Gas Company Limited, Ziad Chowdhery, Country CFO & Director, Novartis Pakistan, Salimbaz Khan, General Manager CSR, Oil & Gas Development Company Limited, Mrs. Shireen Haroon, Professional Lawyer, Syed Fahad Subzwari, Director Operations Support, Ibex, Dr. Naseem Salahuddin, Head of Anti Rabies Department, The Indus Hospital, Ms. Sharifa Hyderally, Manager Marketing, Habib Metropolitan Bank, Dr. Isma Gheewala, CEO of Dr. Isma Gheewala Animal Care Centre, Zaheeruddin Babar, Chief Executive Officer, Karwan-e-Hayat, Institute of Mental Health Care, Nadir Salar Qureshi, Chief Executive Officer, Engro Fertilizers, Ali Ashar Syed, Corporate Manager External Projects & CSV, Nestle Pakistan Ltd, Iqbal Wahid Khan, SVP/Divisional Head (CSRD), National Bank of Pakistan and others were the valued speakers of the day-long conference.
Special CSR Awards were given to Indus Hospital (Anti-Rabies Department), AMTF (helping blood disorders) and JDC Foundation (Community Services) for their outstanding performance during 2019.
The conference was largely attended by business community, MNC, financial institutions, public and private bodies and NGOs.