Karachi: Pakistan’s largest private foundation, the Aman Foundation, launched AmanVolunteers, a community service initiative to encourage citizens to take responsibility for the city and its public spaces. The launch event, “Karachi Savaro” to clean up and beautify the Jinnah Post-graduate Medical Centre (JPMC), featured prominent citizens of Karachi, including public officials and celebrities like Tapu Javeri, Shaneira Wasim, Moin Khan, Frieha Altaf, Fahad Mustafa, Fizza Ali Meerza & Yasser Hussain.
Dr. Seemin Jamali, Joint Executive Director of the JPMC, said: “We welcome the Aman Foundation for launching AmanVolunteers at the JPMC. JPMC is entrusted with the public health of the city of Karachi. Aman Foundation’s goal of transforming lives is aligned with the vision of the JPMC in the area of healthcare. We thank Aman for partnering with us.” Mr. Malik Ahmad Jalal, CEO, The Aman Foundation, said at the event: “The Aman Foundation’s launching of AmanVolunteers is part of the overall vision of acting as a convener and a catalyst to bring about positive change in society.
The “Karachi Savaro” campaign follows in the spirit of Shajar-e-Aman, our tree plantation drive, and the medical relief camps that Aman Foundation set up during the heat wave earlier in the year. As concerned citizens of this city and this country, we all need to play our important role in taking care of the city and its people, including the JPMC which provides free medical services to the citizens of this city. We thank the management of JPMC and the KMC who are our partners. Aman will continue to play this role and we encourage citizens to join the AmanVolunteers in its campaign to improve our city.”
In total over 400 volunteers attended the launch event including Aman Foundation employees, AmanTech students, municipal representatives and partners Nippon Paints of Japan, Catalyst PR, and the JPMC.