By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
In recognition of his services, Asim Murtaza Khan, President, Rotary Club of Karachi Darakhshan, has been nominated for the COVID-19 Hero Awards, instituted by Rotary Internationals Zone 1-B.
Past District Governors of Rotary International, Jahangir Moghul (Pakistan) and Sam Showket Hossain (Bangladesh), sharing top slots in the Zonal Public Image committee, had set May 29 as the deadline for submission of the awards.
Asim Murtaza Khan, one of the most respected names in the oil and gas industry of Pakistan, has been nominated for the award for having led the club proactively throughout the ongoing tenure and his focus on generating activities on a regular basis to assist the victims of COVID-19 has earned goodwill for the club as well as Rotary.
Rotary Club of Karachi Darakshan has been in the forefront in carrying out activities to alleviate pains of its victims besides creating awareness to curtail spreading of this deadly disease.
They had organized a seminar on the subject of COVID-19s impact on libraries with collaboration of Library Promotion Bureau last September while in the following months the club continued holding ration distribution events in the affected areas of COVID-19, strictly following the SOPs. When the second and third waves of the pandemic rocked Pakistan and outside movement was restricted, the club decided to reach out the COVID-19 victims at their doorstep.