Result-oriented efforts needed to improve lives: PRCS
03 March, 2013
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) is striving to attain self-sustainability by 2015, said Chairman Major General (r) Ch Nawaz Khan while addressing the opening session of a two-day provincial secretaries meeting held at the Disaster Management and Logistic Center here.
The chairman of the society stressed the need for result-oriented efforts to improve the lives of the people besides building up their resilience to the upcoming crises. He told the participants that the increasing trends in disasters and humanitarian needs are further compounded by the global financial crisis and competition. We consequently have to adapt to this new situation and step up our efforts to further increase efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian services.
"This means we have to become better in anticipating crises, act early to prevent the worst and focus on resource mobilization," he added.
The chairman said we need to maintain transparency level to enhance confidence of philanthropists in the PRCS. He appreciated the work done by the PRCS provincial branches during mega disasters.
Highlighting the strategy for self- reliance, PRCS Secretary General Dr Mahboob Sardar said that our main focus is on the self reliance of the society and in this regard new avenues of resource mobilisation are being explored. This august forum would help us in prioritising our needs as well as assisting us in tapping hither to unexplored avenues, he said.
The secretary general thanked the chairman for guiding the management for evolving realistic plans, programmes and policies aimed towards achieving the goal of self-sufficiency.
He said that PRCS is working in close collaboration with movement partners and partner national societies. He said for next three years our focus will be to attain 100 percent self-reliance. He further informed the meeting that PRCS is on the way of self-sufficiency and 85 percent target has been achieved.