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AAAG, PANAH teams call on president: Zardari stresses need to enhance Pak tourism potential, heart diseases prevention programme

By Our Correspondent
April 24, 2024
A delegation of Air Asia Aviation Group (AAAG) called on President Asif Ali Zardari at Aiwan-i-Sadr on April 23, 2024. — APP File
A delegation of Air Asia Aviation Group (AAAG) called on President Asif Ali Zardari at Aiwan-i-Sadr on April 23, 2024. — APP File

ISLAMABAD: Delegations of Air Asia Aviation Group (AAAG) and Pakistan National Heart Association (PANAH) called on President Asif Ali Zardari separately at the Aiwan-i-Sadr on Tuesday.

President Asif Ali Zardari underlined significance of enhancing air connectivity with different countries and said that with increase in people to people contacts, potential of Pakistan’s tourism sector could be adequately tapped.

The president expressed these views during a meeting with a delegation of Air Asia Aviation Group (AAAG) that called on him at the Aiwan-i-Sadr. President Zardari further observed that Pakistan had a significant place owing to vast tourism prospects, particularly in the religious tourism. He said Pakistan Stock Market possessed ideal investment opportunities and urged the investors to fully explore its potential.

The delegation apprised the president of the AAAG and its flight operations.

Meanwhile, President Asif Ali Zardari has underscored the need to create awareness and undertake comprehensive efforts to prevent cardiovascular diseases in Pakistan.

He urged the need to educate people about adopting healthier lifestyles to prevent heart diseases in the country. The president expressed these views during a meeting with a delegation of the Pakistan National Heart Association (PANAH), led by its President Major General (R) Masud-ur-Rehman, who called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Tuesday.

Speaking on the occasion, the president expressed concern over the rise in cardiovascular diseases and emphasised the need for a comprehensive heart and non-communicable diseases prevention programme.

He said that steps should be taken to enforce the display of health advisories about the quantity of sugar in carbonated and sugary beverages.

The head of the delegation Major General (R) Masud-ur-Rehman briefed the president about the role of PANAH in disseminating information about the spread of heart diseases and its risk factors among the general public. He apprised that PANAH had been making efforts to prevent, minimize and control fatalities due to angina, heart failure and heart attack.

He informed that PANAH aimed to educate the people and impart training regarding the recognition of cardiac arrest and providing Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to save lives. He further apprised that PANAH had also helped the victims of natural disasters, besides treating poor patients and children.

The president appreciated PANAH’s role in promoting cardiac health and advocating for healthier lifestyles and assured them of his full support in this regard.