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Ghani lauds role of ITCWP.

Peshawar, April 21, 2010 (Frontier Star): Governor Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Owais Ahmed Ghani Wednesday appreciated the charity-based services and role of Ittefaq Traders Community Welfare Program (ITCWP) particularly in the health sector, and described it "a vibrant and active" social welfare organization in the private sector serving the ailing humanity. According to handout issued here on Wednesday, he was talking to a 20-member delegation of Ittefaq Traders Community Welfare Program which led by Mr. Abdul Hameed Gurwara called on him at Governor's House here on Wednesday. Secretary to Governor Sikandar Qayum was also present in the meeting. Leader of the delegation highlighted the achievements and the services being rendered by the Ittefaq Kidney and General Welfare Hospital in Peshawar and Kohat and also mentioned certain shortcomings and problems faced by the hospital in efficient service delivery. He sought for help and cooperation of the Governor in overcoming these problems. He demanded permanent grant in aid from the govt.; provision of dialysis machines and proper accommodation for the Kidney Centre. The Governor while responding to the demands of the delegation said that welfare and charity organizations like Ittefaq Traders Community ought to be assisted in its welfare activities and assured the delegation that he will make every effort to provide possible support to the organization. He assured that the concerned quarter would be approached to consider the demand for permanent annual grant. However the Governor suggested that the organization should create an endowment fund with possible investment to have a permanent source of income as well. The Governor further suggested considering the possibility of close partnership of ITCWP with FATA Secretariat where a separate centre of Kidney disease could be established to benefit the poor patients of FATA. Member of the delegation informed the Governor that Ittefaq Kidney and General Hospital was having latest machinery and equipments to treat the kidney patients including 18 dialysis machines in its Peshawar and Kohat centre, where patients from FATA were also being provided free medical facilities. They thanked the Governor for his all out support and cooperation.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Apr 21, 2010
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