Pakistan Business Council Kuwait honors local religious and welfare organizations
By Mujahid Iqbal; Photos by Saeed Ahmed
KUWAIT: Pakistan Business Council President Mohammed Arif Butt, held a dinner banquet for various religious and welfare organizations based in Kuwait. Butt said we have offered the Kuwaiti government our help in view of the weather conditions and for other welfare efforts. He said if any help is needed for our community, we will be ready with thousands of workers, for which we got a positive response. Our community is standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Kuwait and Kuwaitis, he added.
Dr. Shujauddin shed light on a free medical camp that was held recently. He said they got a lot of support from Pakistan Business Council Kuwait in the procurement of medicines and the holding of the camp. Emad Mir of the Blood Donors’ Association, said our organization has held various blood donation camps. Around 250 donors donated blood during these camps, including women. If any patient is in urgent need of blood, our organization can fulfil this need in a few hours, due to which the image of the Pakistani community has improved, he said.
Special guests from England also participated. They said it is very difficult to do welfare work. Definitely these people are deserving of appreciation, who spend their valuable time and money on welfare works. Sometimes we face criticism too, but Pakistan is the first among the most charitable countries in the world. Our organization works among the blind and those with eye diseases. Our slogan is “Vision for All”. To date, we have treated 80,000 visually-impaired people. Pakistan Red Crescent Society urged all attendees to utilize its organizational platform.
At the end of the event, Butt thanked all the attendees. He suggested that all members of the community share information with each other. He said if you do not have a solution for any problem, it is possible that a solution could be found if it is shared with the community. He said our organization will hold a blood donation camp next week, hoping that the community will make it a success as always. Those who provided stellar welfare services were then honored with shields.