Peshawar Zalmi Foundation receives Shaukat Khanum Social Responsibility Award 2017

08:02 PM | 24 Apr, 2018
Peshawar Zalmi Foundation receives Shaukat Khanum Social Responsibility Award 2017
LAHORE - The Peshawar Zalmi Foundation has received the Shaukat Khanum Social Responsibility Award 2017, its founder announced on Tuesday.

Javed Afridi, the chairman of Peshawar Zalmi, took to Twitter to appreciate Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust Board of Governors Chairman Imran Khan for recognising his Foundation with the SKMCH Award.

“Privileged to receive this award and vouch to contribute towards our soil & making our country a better place to live in,” Afridi wrote in his tweet.

The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Center (SKMCH&RC) organized the 8th annual Shaukat Khanum Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards on Tuesday at Lahore’s Pearl Continental Hotel, in an effort to recognize the support of corporate organisations during last year.

At the event, heads of more than one hundred corporate organisations were served with CSR Award for their continuous support to the Pakistan’s most trusted charity organization.

SKMCH&RC’s is the most trusted charitable institution for individuals, philanthropists and corporate organisations. Every year hundreds of corporate organisations give zakat and donations to SKMCH&RC for the treatment of underprivileged cancer patients and this award is an acknowledgment from SKMCH&RC to their efforts.

Javed Afridi, who is known for his charity, recently came up with initiatives to promote the young talent in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

This January, the Zalmi Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Elementary & Secondary Education Department for Zalmi School League to promote sports in the province.

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