Welfare Mechanism: President extols virtues of charity

The President said philanthropy was a symbol of living and caring


APP February 08, 2017
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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday said the Pakistani nation’s spirit of philanthropy was laudable; however, he stressed the need for a joint public-private mechanism to maximise the benefits of welfare activities. Addressing at the launch of Individual Philanthropy Report here at National University of Science and Technology (NUST), the President said an effective mechanism between the welfare organisations of the government and individual trusts could yield better results. The President said philanthropy was a symbol of living and caring and expressed satisfaction that Pakistan had numerous examples of welfare hospitals and schools set up for public welfare. He emphasized on promoting the spirit of philanthropy in the country by raising awareness among people and suggested that the subject could be included in the educational curriculum.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 8th, 2017.

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