Strengthening ties: Japanese consul general visits orphanage

On his arrival at the orphanage, two children presented a bouquet to the distinguished guest


Our Correspondent September 28, 2016
Two children presented a bouquet to the Japanese consul general on his arrival at the Sukkur Sweet Home. PHOTO: EXPRESS

SUKKUR: It is our duty to look after underprivileged people, especially orphans, since they barely have the means to survive on their own.

This was stated by Japanese consul general in Karachi Toshikazu Isumora while talking to the media during his visit to Pakistan Sweet Home, an orphanage in Sukkur, on Wednesday.

"I am not new in Pakistan as a diplomat. I have served here for 20 years," said Isumora, adding that today, more than 50 Japanese companies have invested in Pakistan.

Impressed with the living standards of the orphans, Isumora appreciated the management and staff for taking very good care of the children. The children, preparing little sentences in English to converse with their guest, were taken by surprise when Isumora started talking to them in Urdu.

On his arrival at the orphanage, two children presented a bouquet to the distinguished guest, while Sukkur Baitul Mal assistant director Shabbir Memon presented the guest with a traditional Sindhi topi and ajrak.

Japan's 'gift'

Earlier, Isumora had visited the Sukkur hospital, where he formally handed over a 12-bed children's ward and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), for which the Japanese government had granted $93,000. The NICU consists of 15 incubators, two recovery units, two suctions machines, pulse machines and two phototherapy machines.

Terming the NICU and children's ward as a gift for the people of Pakistan by the Japnese people, Isumora said that we want every person, irrespective of their class, to benefit from modern healthcare facilities.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 29th, 2016.

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