PESHAWAR:(APS) May 06, 2016- Despite all the challenges, our country is heading in a right direction adding that all TDPs from FATA will return their homes safe and sound by the end of this year.
This was stated by Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jaghra while addressing a ceremony held to celebrate World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day at Pakistan Red Crescent National Headquarters. “I salute PRC for its promising efforts for community betterment and for its role in relief operations”, he added. He said that humanitarian institutions like Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) has become the voice of the heart of every person due to its fast track relief operations and speedy response in emergency situations.
Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Saeed Elahi Chairman PRC said that the seed that was planted 152 years ago is now providing fruit and shadow to many people around the world.PRC is works by acting upon 7 principles of humanity, Impartiality, neutrality, independence, unity, voluntary service and universality. He said that PRC has provided relief of billions rupees to more than 1.5 billion affected people in Pakistan since its inception 68 years ago. He added that PRC has provided First Aid training to 1.5 lac people and PRC has a target to deploy district officers in 152 districts of the country.
Dr. Rizwan Naseer, Secretary General PRC enlightened the audience about different programs being carried out by PRC. He lauded the efforts of PRC volunteers and said that we are effective in our humanitarian response and grassroots communication because we are strongly anchored in local communities. Millions of Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers and professionals, working in close proximity with those in need, are leading the effort to bring about positive change in their urban and rural villages, towns and cities..
Gorkhmaz Huseynov Head of IFRC Pakistan Delegation and Reto Stocker Head of ICRC Pakistan Delegation also addressed at the occasion and ensured full support to PRC humanitarian activities.
Mr. Waleed CEO International Roots School System also lauded PRC efforts for upbringing the communities and said that PRC humanitarian programs are need of an hour for the society.
Students from Roots International School System performed a Tableau with respect to World RCRC Day. Governor KP Iqbal Zafar Jhagra awarded shields to top volunteer , Farwa Shiekh and among winner students who participated in poster completion with respect to RCRC Day.