Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari took office as President of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) on Monday.
He has 22 years of experience in the corporate and healthcare sector.
Shortly after his arrival at the national headquarters of the PRCS, Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari held meetings with the management and officials of the National Society. The Secretary General briefed the new President in detail on the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the mandate and national programmes, interventions and operations of the PRCS and assured him of his full cooperation and assistance.
Shahid Ahmed Laghari appreciated the role of PRCS in alleviating the suffering of the most vulnerable. He said the PRCS was a national humanitarian organization with international fame and recognition.
He underscored the need for increased commitment and dedication to help vulnerable people appropriately. The PRCS chairman said the floods had caused extensive destruction in Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and South Punjab. He called on all departments to speed up rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts for the people recently affected by the floods.
He also inspected all Red Crescent departments and participated in the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) online meeting.