Com­mis­sioner Karachi & Pres­i­dent KCCI em­pha­sized on so­cial in­vest­ments

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Ad­dress­ing to the big gath­er­ing of cor­po­rate CEO's and head of renowned NGO's at the flag­ship con­fer­ence of 5th Sum­mit & Awards on Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity held on Fe­bru­ary 11th, 2016 at a lo­cal ho­tel or­ga­nized by The Pro­fes­sion­als Net­work, the Com­mis­sioner Karachi Asif Hy­der Shah said it is ex­tremely im­por­tant for each ci­ti­zen to con­trib­ute to­wards well-be­ing of the so­ci­ety and play its part and its role by ac­knowl­edg­ing his obli­ga­tions and du­ties to­wards so­ci­ety.

He also ar­tic­u­lated that our Re­li­gion Is­lam be­lieves in fair dis­tri­bu­tion of wealth which is ul­ti­mately Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity. He also said Is­lam be­lieves in char­ity and it is not the sole re­spon­si­bil­ity of the govern­ment to con­trib­ute and shoul­der the un­der-priv­i­lege seg­ment of the so­ci­ety as Govern­ment, Cor­po­rate Sec­tor & So­ci­ety In­di­vid­u­als needs to work hand-in-hand to do so.

Chief Guest Mr. Younus Bashir ( Pres­i­dent KCCI) speak­ing to the au­di­ence said KCCI be­ing the largest cham­ber of Pak­istan and the sub-con- tinent at­taches im­por­tance to CSR and best cor­po­rate prac­tices. CSR can be sim­ply de­fined as achiev­ing com­mer­cial suc­cess in ways that it hon­ours eth­i­cal val­ues and re­spect peo­ple, com­mu­ni­ties, and the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment.

He added that it is sat­is­fy­ing to note that over the years in Pak­istan; the cor­po­rate sec­tor has fo­cused on re­spon­si­ble busi­ness prac­tices high­light­ing sus­tain­abil­ity, so­cial and en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues. He added that good or­ga­ni­za­tions prac­tice CSR out­side their work­place too. He also em­pha­sized busi­ness houses to con­sider and place the eth­i­cal and moral val­ues as their core prin­ci­ples of do­ing busi­ness and also en­sure en­vi­ron­ment friendly con­di­tions at their work place. He at the end thanked and con­grat­u­lated The Pro­fes­sion­als Net­work and it's CEO Mehmood Ta­reen and vowed his full sup­port for such causes in the fu­ture as well.

Mehmood Ta­reen (CEO & Pres­i­dent The Pro­fes­sion­als Net­work - TPN) dur­ing his wel­come ad­dress paid trib­ute to the par­tic­i­pat­ing com­pa­nies and busi­ness houses.

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