Created Date: January 24, 2023
Author: Nayalish Junaid
PRCS Chairman Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari Calls on Governor Punjab Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman
The Governor of Punjab appreciates the role of Red Crescent during floods in mitigating the suffering of the vulnerable and distressed; says all possible measures will be taken to strengthen PRCS Punjab Branch, its coordination mechanism and district branch network for efficient service delivery. PRCS Chairman Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari says all the branches are arms of National Headquarter; stresses upon the need to build synergies in Punjab on disaster preparedness and disaster contingency planning just like at national level.
Lahore: Chairman Pakistan Red Crescent Society Sardar Shahid Laghari called on Governor Punjab Baligh Ur Rehman at Governor House here on Monday.
In the meeting, Governor Punjab appreciated the role and services of Red Crescent in dealing with climate change and natural calamities. He lauded PRCS services and humanitarian assistance in mitigating the suffering of the vulnerable and distressed during flood response 2022.
The Governor of Punjab assured that government will fully support PRCS Punjab Branch and would take all possible measures to strengthen its programs and interventions in the province and to improve its coordination mechanism and district branch network for efficient service delivery.
Speaking on this occasion, PRCS Chairman Sardar Shahid Ahmad Laghari said that Red Crescent was in the forefront of serving the suffering humanity. He said that PRCS Punjab branch should build synergies at province level on disaster preparedness and disaster contingency planning just like we have at national level. He said all the branches are arms of National Headquarter and he is visiting all the provinces and meeting with PHQ leadership to bring harmony among all the branches. He requested the support of Governor of Punjab in increasing the district branch network, volunteer base and coordination mechanism of PRCS Provincial Branch.
He said that Red Crescent will expand the scope of its welfare projects in Punjab with the support of its Movement Partners and stakeholders.
Chairman PRCS Punjab Branch Justice (R) Shiekh Ahmed Farooq, Secretary General PRCS Muhammad Obaidullah Khan, Secretary PRCS Punjab Muhammad Zahid and others were also present on this occasion.