PPP blood camp for thalassemia patients

July 7, 2010

Courtesy: thenews.com.pk

THE Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Woman Wing of PP-143, set up a blood camp for thalassemia patients on Sunday in connection with the 57th birth anniversary of slain party Chairperson Benazir Bhutto.

The camp was set up at the residence of Member Federal Council and former MPA Dr Zia Ullah Khan Bangash in which dozens of PPP workers, students and woman activists of the party donated blood to the Red Crescent Society for thalassemia.

Central leader PPP and Chairman Evacuee Trust Property Board Syed Asif Hashmi also visited the blood camp and distribute certificates among the donors.

President PP-143 Woman Wing and former Member District Assembly Talat Bangash, Nasrin Gilani, Zahida Kausar, Samia Liaqat, Aroosa Usman and other PPP woman activists donated blood besides expressing complete confidence in the party leadership. Besides, the blood was also donated by Dr Zia Ullah Khan Bangash, President PP-143 Shakil Mir, Secretary Information Peoples Labour Bureau Punjab Salim Mughal, Shahid Sulehri and several others.

Speaking on the occasion, Asif Hashmi said the gesture shown by the people for the service of humanity deserved tremendous praise. He said the PPP members were the real assets of the party who were following the agenda of Shaheed Chairperson Benazir Bhutto who always linked herself with the masses.

He further said the PPP was united under the leadership of Asif Ali Zardari under whose tenure the country had made some remarkable achievements including the 18th Amendment, NFC Award, return of millions of IDPs, Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) and a true democratic culture. Paying tributes to the Prime Minister, Asif Hashmi said his efforts for strengthening democracy and federation were praiseworthy, adding under the PPP rule, the country would certainly make some more historic achievements.

Blood donation camps in memory of Benazir

June 15, 2010

Courtesy: thenews.com.pk

Blood donation camps will be arranged in all districts of Sindh for three days starting on June 21 on occasion of Benazir Bhutto’s 57th birth anniversary.

This was stated on Sunday by Dr Kareem Khawaja, president of People’s Doctors Forum, while talking to The News.

A portion of the total collection of blood would be dispatched for soldiers fighting against terrorism while the other beneficiaries of this campaign would be the patients of thalassemia and the general public, he said.

Dr Khawaja said that his forum had collected 10,500 blood bags last year out of which 5,400 bags were given to the soldiers involved in eliminating extremism and terrorism from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal areas.

Meanwhile, a handout issued from the CM House said that executive district officers (health) would arrange blood camps for three days in their respective districts. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has announced a reward for maximum collection of blood bags in the districts.

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