LAHORE: The Ali Zafar Foundation has been acknowledged for its meritorious services and philanthropic work in the fight against Covid-19.
Singer-actor Ali Zafar, who was seen actively involved in helping the transgender, needy musicians and minorities during the lockdown, received the award at the Shaan-e-Pakistan Awards ceremony held at Governor’s House Lahore.
President Dr Arif Alvi, Governor Punjab Ch Muhammad Sarwar and Chief Minister Usman Buzdar attended the grand ceremony and bestowed awards on heroes of war against coronavirus which also included frontlines workers and doctors who lost their lives while fighting this pandemic.
The Ali Zafar Foundation distributed “Rashan” and cash among 11,000 families during the lockdown due to COVID19. It extended financial help to 850 distressed musicians and the transgender. Besides relief work during the pandemic, the Foundation is supporting education of hundreds of girls in different schools.
It provided cooked food to 7,000 families in Karachi during rain flood in 2020, and joined hands with local NGO to provide 50 thousand liters of clean water to the residents in slum areas of the City. The foundation also provided H20 wheels to women in interior Sindh to help them carry water from far areas.
Earlier this week, Ali Zafar was also nominated as the ambassador to the first & biggest knowledge city in Pakistan “Namal Knowledge City” envisioned by the Prime Minister Imran Khan.