|Date: June 02, 2011|
KARACHI, June 02, 2011: Pakistan State Oil (PSO), the largest public sector organization, intensified its CSR drive by pledging support through donations to stakeholders across the platforms of healthcare, education and community building. PSO in an effort to uplift the community and adopt greater social responsibility distributed cheques amongst representatives of 23 social and welfare NGOs operating in the health, education and community development sectors.
The ceremony was held at PSO House, where Mr. Jehangir Shah, MD PSO distributed cheques amongst the NGOs which included the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Center which will use the amount to intensify its efforts on its National Tuberculosis Program (NTP), blindness control and leprosy elimination programs. Other notable beneficiaries included the Children’s SOS Villages, Fatimid Foundation, Helpline Trust, Child Aid Association, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), All Pakistan’s Women Association (APWA), Patients Aid Foundation, etc.
Addressing the audience, Mr. Jehangir Shah said: “PSO is proud of its status as the country’s largest public sector organization, and has never overlooked its national and moral obligations to the people of Pakistan and that PSO believe in making a difference in lives - a difference that permeated the very fabric of our society.
PSO has often been a trailblazer in CSR activities and it is initiatives such as these which separate the company from other organizations. As the largest energy sector company, Pakistan State Oil is cognizant of its responsibilities and continues to serve the nation in a responsible manner.