Haleon Pakistan and Smile Train partner to provide Comprehensive Care to Children Born with Clefts

Web Desk 04:03 PM | 22 Mar, 2023
Haleon Pakistan and Smile Train partner to provide Comprehensive Care to Children Born with Clefts

 KARACHI - Haleon Pakistan Limited (formerly GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Pakistan Limited) has announced a partnership with a leading global cleft charity, Smile Train, raising funds through its leading Oral Care brands, Sensodyne and Parodontax.  

Annually, 1 in every 600 children in Pakistan is born with cleft lips and palates. In most cases, these children face difficulty in eating, speaking and breathing and are subjected to social stigma. The partnership between Haleon Pakistan and Smile Train will help children born with cleft lips/palates to lead full and productive lives, achieving their own potential and contributing to their community. 

Smile Train provides training and education to local medical professionals and supports 100%-free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children all over the world including orthodontics, speech therapy and psychosocial support.  

The partnership between Haleon Pakistan and Smile Train was announced at a press event in Karachi. Panellists at the event included Farhan Haroon, CEO and General Manager of Haleon Pakistan, Professor Dr Mirza Shehab Afzal Beg, MBBS, FRCS (Ire), FRCS Plastic Surgery UK and Ire), Ms Amina Mujib Khan, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach & Weightloss Consultant, and Ms Hima Raza, a makeup artist whose child was born with a cleft lip. 

"As leaders in specialist oral health, we are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children in need of free and safe access to quality cleft care. Together with Smile Train, we aim to help transform more children’s lives, one smile at a time,” said Farhan Haroon, Haleon Pakistan

The partnership, powered through Oral Care brands, Sensodyne and Parodontax, will identify and support eligible patients. A portion of sales proceeds on every pack of Sensodyne and Parodontax sold in selected retail outlets, during the period 15th March 2023 to 5th May 2023, will be donated to Smile Train Foundation on behalf of Haleon Pakistan.

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USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee remains stable against dollar amid ongoing talks with IMF

KARACHI – Pakistani rupee, which is facing blows in the open market, remained stable against the US dollar, in the inter-bank market on Wednesday.

The local currency moved slightly upward during the opening hours of trading in the inter-bank market. Before noon, PKR was hovering around 285.22, with a slight increase of Rs0.13.

As the situation remained under control in the interbank market, the rupee hits a fresh record low in the open market and was selling at 315 per dollar.

In a recent development, the IMF mission chief shared positive news, confirming that talks are underway with Pakistani authorities. The resumption of the IMF programme remains important for the crisis-hit country.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 31 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,300 on Wednesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,160.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Karachi PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Islamabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Peshawar PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Quetta PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Sialkot PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Attock PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Gujranwala PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Jehlum PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Multan PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Bahawalpur PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Gujrat PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Nawabshah PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Chakwal PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Hyderabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Nowshehra PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Sargodha PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Faisalabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Mirpur PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485


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