Cellular firm's offer for flood-hit schools -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Cellular firm’s offer for flood-hit schools

LAHORE: A cellular company has offered technical and financial assistance to help rehabilitate the Punjab Education Foundation’s partner schools damaged by floods so that students could resume their education without any delay.

Cellular company’s public affairs manager (North), Pakistan, Syed Nasir Imam Bukhari, called on PEF managing director Mohyuddin Ahmad Wani at his office on Friday and discussed launching of an appropriate support programme for the rehabilitation of the affected schools.

The meeting agreed that it was the best time to comply with the principles of the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ to garner corporate support to help mitigate the suffering of flood victims.

Mr Wani said he hoped that the corporate sectorÂ’s assistance would help in restoring educational infrastructure in flood-hit areas.

USDA: A three-member delegation of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) visited the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) and held discussions with veterinarians to develop a policy to control foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Pakistan.

The USDA delegation met Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Nawaz and discussed the issue and university’s contribution regarding the rehabilitation of livestock in flood-stricken areas.

The vice-chancellor said his university dispatched teams of students and teachers to flooded areas for vaccination and other allied activities there.

United States Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agriculture Service Attaché Rey Sanpella and other delegates also visited the pathology lab, post-mortem room and pet centre.
Source: Dawn
Date:9/4/2010