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Lahore Chamber Sets Up Earthquake Relief Fund

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LAHORE– The Lahore Chamber & Industry (LCCI) has established “Earthquake Relief Fund” with an initial amount of Rs2 million for the affectees of recent earthquake in various parts of the country.

LCCI President Almas Hyder, Senior Vice President Khawaja Shahzad Nasir and Vice President Faheem-ur-Rehman Saigal said that the aim of establishing the “Earthquake Relief Fund” is to extend help to the victims who are in dire need of rescue.

They appealed to the members of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry to show generosity towards their catastrophe-hit brothers and sisters who are sitting under the open sky without necessities of life.

Almas Hyder said that business community has to perform an extraordinary role as the situation had become too grave to be handled by the government alone.

He said that the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry would continue to fulfill its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in a winsome manner as it has the understanding that the government alone cannot cope with the mass devastation caused by the earthquake.

He said that the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry has played a vital role at all testing times and credit goes to the LCCI members who gave maximum for the help of their deprived brothers and sisters.

The LCCI President said that matchless cooperation of the LCCI members has always given a new strength and encouragement to the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

He said that in past, the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry had given donations of million rupees for earthquake & flood victims.

He said that the calamity caused by the earthquake is extremely severe. “Government alone cannot cope with the situation”, he said adding that the whole national particularly those with better resources would have to rise to the occasion and play their role in reducing the stress of earthquake victims.

The LCCI President, however, urged the government to take measures on war-footing to restore infrastructure in the earthquake affected areas so that the economic activity in these areas could get a start at the earliest.— PRESS RELEASE