January 25, 2018, Karachi:
The Professionals Network held 7th International Corporate Social Responsibility Summit and Award at Karachi on 25th January 2018 where 50 corporate companies and NGOs honored with CSR Awards. Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair was the Chief Guest. He said the country’s economic growth and ensuing societal prosperity could be achieved through investments in infrastructure and energy sector mainly to generate revenues for the public welfare.
A large number of people and members of corporate sector and NGOs attended the ceremony. The program had six different sessions addressed by CSR members and professionals and people from NGO sector. They discussed the developments in healthcare, education, environment, sports and other social fields in private as well as government sectors.
In the opening session, Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan, Rashid Ahmed Siddiqui and Ateeq Ur Rehman addressed the corporate audience. Atteq Ur Rehman appealed to financial institutions and corporate bodies to increase their CSR Budget, which is vital need of the hour. Further, CSR is a miracle and its support is badly needed by the deserving NGOs and humanitarian institutions.
As many as 50 corporate companies were honored with CSR awards in various categories on their exemplary CSR contributions during the year 2017. Chief Guest of closing ceremony Anjum Nisar, Vice Chairman Business Man Group of KCCI distributed awards among the winners.
The NGO World was awarded for its services in the areas of, Networking efforts, Education, Sustainable development, and relief. Mr. Zafar Iqbal (Executive Director) received the award. It’s really an honored for TNW. People recognize TNW’s work and initiatives.
An exclusive “CSR Gallery” was also displayed on the occasion comprising of 15 stalls. The corporate companies and NGO’s showcased their exemplary CSR activities & initiatives (local or international) for the promotion of CSR in Pakistan. The NGO world also showcased their exceptional work.