Depilex Smileagain organized two events in Karachi and Lahore to thank its supporters and donors. Depilex Smileagain brave survivors shared their life experiences and expressed gratitude for the generous and continuous support of friends and donors. Massarat Misbah presented highlights of Depilex Smileagain activities. Depilex Smileagain supporter and Ambassador Younus Junaid hosted the events and recited a ‘Naat’ specially written for Depilex Smileagain fund raising. Depilex Smileagain victims recited ‘Talawat’ and presented poetry from Bulleh Shah, Mirza Ghalib, quotes about beauty from Audrey Hepburn and vote of thanks. The audience was touched by the pathos and appreciated the confidence of the presenters. The Chief Guest of the Karachi event Mr Nisar Ahmad Khoro, Speaker National Assembly, in his address acknowledged the humanitarian work that Depilex Smileagain is pursuing to help the burnt victims. He appreciated that the victims were not only provided medical help but were also trained and rehabilitated as functional members of the society.
The Chief Guest in Lahore event, Hafiz Mian Mohahammad Nauman, MPA from Punjab noted the progress made by Depilex Smileagain and assured that he will personally convey the noble activities to Mian Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister Punjab to work out a collaborative program for burnt victims.
In her vote of thanks Depilex Smileagain victim,Sabra Sultana, now working as coordinator shared with the guests that she was burnt by her in laws because her parents could not afford a rich dowry She was grateful to Depilex Smileagain for supporting her surgeries and rehabilitation. She thanked all the guests for participation in the events for a good cause.
Depilex Smileagain is registered with 12 hospitals across Pakistan for OPDs, referrals and surgeries: Jinnah Hospital Lahore, General Hospital Lahore, Mayo Hospital Lahore, National Hospital Lahore, Patel Hospital Karachi, Indus Hospital Karachi, Civil Hospital Karachi, CMH Rawalpindi, Pims Islamabad, Khyber Hospital Peshawar, Allied Hospital Faisalabad, Bolan Hospital Quetta. As a result of efforts made by Depilex Smileagain and partner civil society organizations, laws protecting women from domestic violence as well as acid burn crimes have been passed.
Lahore and Karachi Event