KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Sunday urged philanthropists to donate generously to to provide best possible medical facilities for cancer treatment.
Addressing a fundraising ceremony for Cancer Care Hospital in Karachi, the prime minister said the government is providing the best medical facilities. However, he said more funds are needed to fight diseases like cancer which require heavy expenses and resources are inadequate.
He stressed the public-private partnership can solve the problem. He expressed satisfaction that the Cancer Care Hospital is providing the best possible health facilities, and urged the hospital administration to make more arrangements for cancer treatment.
The prime minister announced 100 million rupees for the Cancer Care Hospital. He urged philanthropists to generously donate to make this project a success in providing best medical care.
PM Abbasi arrived in Karachi on Sunday and was received by Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair. Both discussed a range of issues including the Karachi operation, law and order situation and other developmental projects.
Governor Sindh briefed the prime minister on the development projects funded by the federal government. PM Abbasi directed him to ensure that all projects are completed within their stipulated time period.
PM Abbasi advised him that to make maximum efforts to provide relief to the residents of Karachi during the holy month of Ramazan. He also urged him to provide fool-proof security during the month, and to play a role to address the water shortage facing the city.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi visited the home of Sabika Sheikh, a 17-year-old Pakistani student who was killed along nine others in shooting at a school in Texas, US.
The PM offered condolences to parents, brother and sister of Sabika, and expressed his grief and sorrow over the incident.
The PM was accompanied by Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair.
Sabika Sheikh was an exchange student at the Santa Fe High School in Texas, where a young gunman opened fire on his classmates Friday.
Pakistan’s Consul General in Houston Aisha Farooqui collected the body. The funeral prayers of Sabika Sheikh will be offered on Sunday at 2:00 pm local time.
Her body is expected to reach Karachi by Tuesday or Wednesday, according to her father. – NNI