Metro Matters 09-07-2018

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AMTF delegation calls on CM Sindh

A Delegation of Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation (AMTF) comprising Ateeq Ur Rehman, Executive Director; Zaki Ahmed, President; Abdullah Abid, General Secretary; Rehan Yaseen, Finance Secretary; Sami Ullah Shaikh, Coordinator met the Caretaker Chief Minister Sindh Fazal Ur Rehman, during the reported week. The delegates requested for compulsory thalassemia test before marriages of our new generation to make thalassemia-free Sindh at least. The delegation also briefed him about AMTF’s free service and facilities available to thalassemia patients in AMTF including free blood supplies.

NBP collaborates with AMTF in Blood Donation Drive

National Bank of Pakistan has also facilitated AMTF in organising a ‘Blood Donation Camp’ at the NBP Head Office during the reported week to receive blood donations from NBP employees for blood transfusions to patients later, especially children suffering from thalassemia and other blood related diseases.
This initiative received an overwhelming response and large units of blood were collected. NBP employees volunteered enthusiastically and worked in conjunction with the medical teams of AMTF to make the Blood Donation Camp a real success.
NBP President Saeed Ahmad in his message said, “Voluntary blood donation is a valuable service to people in severe medical emergencies. NBP has always been a front-runner in setting-up such health camps for the benefit of the communities. It gives me great pleasure to see our employees enthusiasm and support for such causes, and demonstrating their strong sense of social responsibility.”
Regarding the collaboration with NBP, AMTF Executive Director, Ateeq-Ur-Rehman said, “We appreciate NBP’s efforts in highlighting the issues and challenges of those suffering from Thalassemia in Pakistan. Blood is the life line of Thalassemia Children, but sadly there is scarcity of blood for them. Thalassemia is havoc and a cyclone which is ruining our generation. I requested NBP to join hands to eradicate Thalassemia from Pakistan and I am satisfied with the positive and encouraging response I received from the Bank. With increased efforts, we can help the afflicted children and may prevent new cases by raising awareness about Thalassemia.”
NBP organizes such blood donation camps every year which is in addition to donations offered to entities engaged in social welfare activities – without any discrimination. This is in accordance with our mission statement to discharge our social responsibility as a good corporate citizen of Pakistan.

US Consulate organizes sports diplomacy event

US Consulate Karachi organised a 3 day Sports Diplomacy Event during the reported week. On the occasion the players of Marta Women Football Club said that Sports Diplomacy Event will increase the potencies of our talent and Pak-American friendly matches should be organised on club level, on the account we will cooperate in every possible way. Organizing of Sports events by Germany, France & other European is inevitable for promotion of football game in Pakistan and training of players at grass route level.
Good Coaching and other sports facilities should be provided to promote football all over the country. Anthony Sanneh and Lorrie Fair said that we are feeling much happy in Pakistan, Pakistan’s men & women players are talented, they can be become good player an international level by getting special training.
Finally, kits and certificates were distributed among the Marta Women Football Club Players. At the event, founder & president Marta Women Football Club Rais Khan, Culture Affairs Manager U.S Consulate Ali Chohan and Jaweria Awan were also present.

Shangrila appoints Chef Maida Rahat as Brand Ambassador

Shangrila (Private) Limited has appointed the Chef Maida Rahat Ali as its brand Ambassador. During the reported week. According to this deal Pakistan’s youngest Chef Maida, who is the daughter of famous chef Rahat, will share her experience and expertise during various learning and awareness activities to be held by Shangrila through an on-line platform “Shangrila Advisory” having aim to develop household kitchen, trying to improve life style, guidelines for global food recipes and will introduce new recipes.

UK surgeons visits Pakistan to share expertise

The British Deputy High Commissioner and Director for Trade, Elin Burns hosted a reception for the surgeons to introduce them to key health experts in Pakistan at the British Deputy High Commission, Karachi. A group of leading Orthopaedic and Plastic Consultant Surgeons from the Regenerative Clinic in London was visiting Pakistan during the week to share the most updated techniques for joint preservation and regenerative medicine.
British Deputy High Commissioner and Director for Trade in Pakistan – Elin Burns said, “The healthcare sector in Pakistan is rapidly growing and there is a high demand for preventive care and effective ways to reduce lifestyle-related diseases to ensure a longer, healthier life for citizens. With its world-leading centres of clinical excellence and vibrant tech sector the UK is producing some of the most innovative, health solutions in the world today.”

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