President Mamnoon Hussain chairs meeting of Pakistan Red Crescent Society

Islamabad, November 05, 2013 (PPI-OT): President Mamnoon Hussain urged Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to fully equip itself with modern tools and techniques to effectively deal with any emergent situation in the country especially natural calamities.

He called upon the PRCS to focus on further enhancing its capacity and broadening the scope of its humanitarian activities to serve the humanity in case of any disaster including natural and man -made disasters.

The President said this while chairing a meeting of Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) at the Aiwan-e-Sadr today that was attended among others by Maj. Gen.® Ch. Muhammad Nawaz Khan,Chairman PRCS, Dr. Mahboob Sardar, Secretary General and Mr. Imtiaz Inayat Elahi, Secretary National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination.

Mr. Ahmad Farooq, Secretary to the President, Ms. Saba Mohsin Raza, Press Secretary to the President were also present during the meeting.

The President said that the emerging challenges and increasing frequency and severity of disasters in the recent past have amplified the role of PRCS and urged for strengthening the response and recovery of the National Society.

The President expressed the hope that the organization would rise to the expectations of the people by catering in a befitting manner to the needs of affectees in case of any emergency.

The President also appreciated the humanitarian services being provided by the PRCS to the affectees and assured all possible support in alleviating sufferings of the people during the times of natural calamities.

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