LAHORE - Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) would continue to fulfill its corporate social responsibilities in a winsome manner. Organizations like Sundas Foundation (SF) are like a ray of hope because of their matchless services to ailing humanity.

LCCI President Sheikh the LCCI President Muhammad Arshad and Vice President Nasir Saeed expressed these views, while talking to SF Chairman Monoo Bhai here at Lahore Chamber on Saturday.

Sheikh Arshad said that Lahore Chamber is not only playing a lead role for the promotion of trade and industry but also quite active in the social sector, adding that the LCCI would extend maximum cooperation to the Sundas Foundation in its endeavor for provision of health facilities to the ailing humanity.

While, paying tributes to Sundas Foundation for providing free services to the Thalassemia patients, LCCI Vice President Nasir Saeed said that government should ensure that the citizens are provided with a free-of charge blood screening facility.

He also stressed the need for public awareness campaign to make the country free from this disease. He said that today, millions of children across the world were suffering from Hemophilia, which needed immediate attention of the nations individually and collectively.

The LCCI President said, increase in number of patients is a matter of grave concern therefore every citizen should play his role proactively to eradicate this menace. He said that Western countries have controlled disease through innovative methodologies and Pakistan should also take cure from them to overcome the challenge.

The Chairman Sundas Foundation Monnoo Bhai said that lack of awareness among the masses was the main cause behind the increase in Hemophilia in the country. He said that the disease was a genetically transmitted blood disorder, which had affected million of people around the world and its further proliferation could only be slashed down by avoiding Intra -family marriages.

He appealed to the people, non-governmental organizations and philanthropist community to generously donate so that the deserving Hemophilia patients could undergo clinical care besides having free blood transfusion services.

He also called upon the media to create awareness among masses to stop further proliferation of the blood disorder.

Earlier, Chairman Sudas Foundation congratulated the LCCI newly elected body and hoped that the LCCI President Sheikh Muhammad Arshad, Senior Vice President Alma Haider, Vice President Nasir Saeed and Executive Committee members and hoped that they will utilize their best abilities for economic progress & prosperity of the country.