Warid Telecom was one of the co-sponsors for the Lahore Businessmen Association for Rehabilitation of Disabled (LABARD) fundraising dinner on the 27th of April at the Faletti’s Hotel in Lahore.
Warid has promoted a multitude of causes in the past including blood donation drives, anti-smoking campaigns and continuous support for SKMH. The LABARD fundraising dinner was to focus on the challenges faced by the disabled in an attempt to create a better and more equal nation. It was held to raise finances for free counselling, medical care, education, training, and career opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Ms. Sadaf Zarrar, Director of Marketing at Warid, commented saying
Our work with LABARD has been very rewarding and we strongly feel that the integration of all individuals in our society is vital – no one should be excluded. This is an important issue that needs to be tackled and Pakistan must work towards bringing equal opportunities to all of its citizens.
The event was attended by Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayyaz Sadiq, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan Philip Barton, US Consul General Zachary Harkenrider, and LABARD President MNA Pervez Malik, amongst many others.
The speeches made on the evening were introspective and powerful, going into great depth regarding our responsibility as a community in the fight for equal opportunities for the disabled and the importance of creating a sustainable and healthy society.