KARACHI: PSO is working to help fight deadly disease of thalassemia in Pakistan. In a recent effort, the company has joined hands with the Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation (AMTF) by donating Rs. one million on the World Thalassemia Day.
MD & CEO PSO, Sheikh Imranul Haque, graced the occasion as the guest of honour to hand over the cheque of support to the AMTF management. Under the donation from PSO, the AMTF will ensure access to the thalassemia treatment by members of the underserved communities, says a Press release.
Sheikh Imranul Haque, MD & CEO, PSO, said: “At PSO, we are committed to contributing our best to the sustainable community and social development of Pakistan, aiming to create shared economic and social value across the country.
I am glad to see that PSO CSR Trust is supporting many organizations working to eliminate blood diseases including thalassemia from Pakistan. Our support to the Afzaal Memorial Trust will help them in their fight against diseases that generally target people of all ages, but particularly children.”
Ateeq Ur Rehman, Executive Director, AMTF, while thanking PSO for their generous contribution towards fighting thalassemia, said: “CSR is like paying back to the society at large and PSO by donating to AMTF is really helping ‘the cause of thalassemia’, for which we are extremely thankful to PSO. AMTF is working toward ‘Thalassemia Free Pakistan’ by raising awareness about how the lack of public knowledge of the disease is causing it to spread noticeably and the easy ways it can be prevented.
The treatment of thalassemic children is very expensive and is out of reach of a common man as they are permanent guests of the hospital. Support from the PSO CSR Trust will help in saving lives of deprived thalassemic children at the AMTF.”