On World Sight Day – 14 October 2010 – The British Asian Trust pays tribute to the Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust (LRBT), our charity partner in Pakistan. LRBT is committed to creating a better Pakistan by preventing the suffering caused by blindness and other eye ailments. One out of every three eye patients in Pakistan is treated by LRBT.
World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and visual impairment. Celebrating its 18 millionth patient, LRBT believes that nobody should go blind simply because they can’t afford treatment.
While continuing with its sight-saving work in 16 hospitals and 39 primary eye care centres across Pakistan, LRBT was one of the first in the field to serve flood victims and provide them with health care facilities along with free medication and water purification tablets. LRBT has treated more than 71,405 flood victims for diseases including cholera, malaria and eye infections.
LRBT will continue to serve flood victims in Pakistan to commemorate World Sight Day.