The British Asian Trust participated in the recent Pakistan Floods Briefing hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales at Clarence House. Held to discuss effective strategies for assisting Pakistan following the devastating floods, the briefing brought together delegates from The Prince’s Charities and other organisations to seek solutions.
Asif Rangoonwala, Trustee of The British Asian Trust, was joined by Director Hitan Mehta and Programme Manager Rabia Nusrat at the briefing which followed a ‘Seeing is Believing’ two-day tour of the country led by Trust Ambassador James Caan.
“Our partner charities are on the frontline of relief efforts in Pakistan,” said Rabia Nusrat who was in the country on behalf of the Trust when the floods erupted. “They have already touched the lives of more than 90,000 flood victims as they continue their long-term development work in education and health,” she said of Developments in Literacy and the Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust.
“This disaster poses a huge challenge for my country; but I sincerely hope it creates an opportunity to build back better,” she said.
Director Hitan Mehta said: “We are pleased to contribute our ‘on the ground’ experience of Pakistan and South Asia towards the relief efforts in the aftermath of the floods.”