KARACHI: The Lions Club International will start a rehabilitation project at a cost of Rs 100 million for flood affectees in the country.This was stated by the past international director Lions Clubs International and chairman India, South Asia, Africa and Middle East (ISAAME) Forum Pakistan, Malik Khuda Baksh while speaking at launching ceremony of ISAAME Forum Pakistan.
He said that the club has already distributed relief goods worth Rs 50 million among flood affectees. Malik said that Lions Club is also working to eradicate the blindness and provide treatment against eye diseases. He said that 38th ISAAME Forum Pakistan of the Lions Clubs International will be held in Dubai from December 2 to 5 to launch branding of Pakistan among the international community and to raise funds for flood affectees.
Malik said that more than 2000 delegates from Pakistan, India, Africa, Middle East and Europe will attend the forum where funds will be mobilized for flood affectees and various development programmes will be finalized for Pakistan. Prominent business leader S M Muneer said that business community has overwhelmingly cooperated with the government and providing relief goods and medicines for flood affectees.
However, more support is needed for the rehabilitation of flood hit people. He also announced a contribution of Rs 1.5 million for Lions Club. Irfan Shaikh Chairman Souvenir Committee Briefed about importance of Souvenir, he also spoke optimistically about the outcome of the forum and said that its impact will be positive on the image of Pakistan, its economy, and restoration of the flood affected people. Lions Zafar Iqbal, Abubakar Karim, Dr. Mamoona Arshad also spoke on the occasion.-SANA