UAE Consulate organizes Thalassemia awareness event in city



The United Arab Emirates consulate in Karachi on Wednesday organized an event on Thalassemia awareness with the support of Afzaal memorial Thalassemia foundation. Provincial Minister Information, Transport and Mass Transit Sharjeel Inam Memon and Provincial Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah attended the event. Consul General of the United Arab Emirates in Karachi H.E Bakheet Ateeq Al-Remeithi was also present on the occasion. Renowned actor Javed Sheikh, well-known industrialist Zubair Motiwala, citizens of Karachi also attended the ceremony.

Speaking at the event, Sharjeel Inam Memon praised the efforts of Afzaal Thalassemia Foundation and added that the foundation is serving patients suffering from diseases like thalassemia across the province. The minister thanked the UAE government and especially the consul general H.E Bakheet Ateeq Al-Remeithi.

He added that the UAE Consulate is engaged in welfare work in Sindh.  Nasir Hussain Shah said that today’s important event of awareness on thalassemia has been organized at the UAE Consulate. He said that thalassemia is a fatal disease, which is spreading rapidly, there is a need to provide free treatment facilities to the patients. Nasir Shah said that he is grateful to the government of the United Arab Emirates and prays that Allah Almighty increases the courage of the supporters of Afzaal Foundation so that the free treatment facilities for Thalassemia patients continue. UAE Consul General H.E Bakheet Ateeq Al-Remeithi said that Pakistan is our second home; the UAE government will continue to serve the people of Pakistan. At the end of ceremony, UAE Consul General H.E Bakheet Ateeq Al-Remeithi presented commemorative shields to the provincial ministers.