As part of its ‘Own A Brick’ campaign to build the medical centre, Pakistan Association Dubai (PAD) in collaboration with the ShahidAfridi Foundation plans to organize an event on October 20 to raise awareness among the community. The main purpose is to encourage them to own bricks for the landmark project.
The main idea of this campaign is to cover the construction cost of the Dh12-million medical center by introducing a novel concept of owning a brick where the cost of each brick is Dh1,000. Also a person buying a brick also gets 10-year membership of the association. The chairman of SAF, Mr. ShahidAfridi has pledged to cover the cost of the fitness centre, which will be part of the medical centre by purchasing 1,000 bricks (Dh1 million) through his foundation.
Dr Faisal Ekram, PAD general secretary, while addressing a press conference in Dubai on Wednesday said, “It is an honour for us that an influential figure like Afridi has come forward and helped us campaign for ‘Own A Brick’. We believe that the community needs to take responsibility and contribute towards this noble cause” He said the PAD has already receivedpledges of Dh8 million from community members and prominent businessmen for the project
Moreover he claimed that construction work on the Pakistan Medical Centre would start soon and it would open on August 14, 2019.
SaleemKarsaz, Dubai-based director of ShahidAfridi Foundation, said. “PAD has always worked towards the betterment of expatriate Pakistanis and ShahidAfridi Foundation is proud to collaborate for a project of this magnitude. The vision of our chairman remains very clear, to serve Pakistanis no matter they be in any part of the world.”
ShahidAfridi Foundation and PAD have also endorsed the Dubai Fitness Challenge announced by ShaikhHamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. The initiative aims at making Dubai the most active city in the world.The #Dxb30x30 will run from October 20 until November 18 and as a communityorganisation, PAD plans to lead by supporting the fitness cause and hosting an event with a leading sports figure to raise awareness about health and fitness.
The first 100 people who would register for the fitness challenge on behalf of PAD would receive fitness watches to help them track their fitness activities and at the end of the challenge, those who have performed well would be given special gifts.
Those who want to attend the ShahidAfridi event at PAD can contact the association on 04-3373632.