- Mian Mansha meets Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall on the annual dinner to rejoice its accomplishments over previous yr.
- Mian Mansha says he’s grateful to the Prince of Wales for taking particular curiosity in Pakistan, particularly within the areas of training.
- On the event, funds to help COVID-19 restoration work throughout Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have been additionally raised.
LONDON: Famend Pakistani industrialist Mian Mohammad Mansha has thanked the Prince of Wales for his efforts to help the academic improvement and well being services for the weak communities in South Asian nations together with Pakistan.
Mian Mansha met His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall Camilla on the annual dinner held right here by the British Asian Belief to rejoice its accomplishments over the previous yr and lift funds to help COVID-19 restoration work throughout Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Mian Mansha — Chairman of Nishat Group of Firms and Chairman of MCB Financial institution Restricted — flew from Pakistan to satisfy Prince Charles and different dignitaries together with notable visitors Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP, Residence Secretary Priti Patel, Well being Secretary Sajid Javid and Adar and Natasha Poonawalla, heads of the Serum Institute of India and long-term supporters of the Belief. Mansha was just lately appointed Chair of the British Asian Belief’s Advisory Council for Pakistan.
The British Asian Belief was based in 2007 by The Prince of Wales and British Asian enterprise leaders to sort out widespread poverty, inequality and injustice in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Final yr, the British Asian Belief secured £2 million of matched funding from the UK authorities for the Belief’s Girls’s Financial Empowerment programme, which is able to allow almost 10,000 Pakistani girls to discover a job or begin a enterprise in a post-COVID world.
Throughout his handle, The Prince of Wales His Royal Highness mentioned: “I cannot quite believe it is almost two years to the day that my wife and myself were able to be with all of you to celebrate the work of the British Asian Trust.
Since then, across the globe, there has been terrible loss of life from COVID-19 and we have especially seen the devastating impact throughout South Asia. In these most challenging times, the British Asian Trust has run four significant fundraising appeals which have so far raised almost £20m. A truly remarkable achievement in such a difficult environment.”
Chair of the British Asian Belief Manoj Badale mentioned: “The funds raised will help us continue to deliver large scale outcome-focused programmes in the fields of education, livelihoods, mental health, anti-trafficking and conservation in South Asia post-COVID-19.”
Chatting with Geo Information, Mian Mansha mentioned he was grateful to the Prince of Wales for taking particular curiosity in Pakistan, particularly within the areas of training, via his charitable initiative.
He informed this correspondent: “I am honoured to have met His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall at the British Asian Trust’s Annual Reception and Dinner at the British Museum.
The British Asian Trust’s fundraising efforts to tackle poverty, inequality and injustice in South Asian countries such as Pakistan is highly commendable and quite a feat in the current COVID-19 environment. I am grateful to the Royal couple and the British Asian Trust for their kind hospitality and generosity. Having just learnt of his health, I also take this opportunity to wish His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales a swift recovery from COVID-19.”