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January 29, 2020

PFFB, Eye Donation Campaign striving against blindness

Islamabad

January 29, 2020

Islamabad : Former federal secretary Abdullah Yousaf who is chairman of Pakistan Foundation Blindness said that since the aim of PFFB and Eye Donation Campaign is to restore eyesight of blind persons, both organisations have agreed to make joint efforts. He expressed their views during the meeting of the board of trustees of PFFB.

PFFB is the pioneer organization in Pakistan working for the relief of blind persons it is involved in research work in collaboration with retina international. The foundation is also carrying out different projects to help blind and disabled persons in the country. The meeting was attended by trustees and CEO of foundation Mrs. Nasrin Mansoor, Chief Co-ordinator Rabail Pirzada, Ex Fed Sec Information Syed Anwer Mehmood, Company sec Lubna Aftab.

Chairman Eye Donation Campaign Dr. Mazhar Qayyum briefed the members about objective and functioning of the campaign. He said that 3 Lac blind persons are on waiting list for corneal grafting operation. Corneas are obtained from the Eye of Dead Persons who has given consent during life time.

He said the campaign is to make people aware that they can help restore eyesight of so many peoples by signing the Consent Form. Dr. Mazhar Qayyum said that we all need to put together our efforts since to get 3 lac corneas as donation is a huge target. He said multiple social organisations should join hands to fulfil the great objective.

The members of PFFB board assured Dr. Mazhar Qayyum to support him actively in this noble cause.