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It is collective responsibility to do welfare-oriented work for underprivileged segments: Samina Alvi,

LAHORE: Samina Alvi, wife of President Dr Arif Alvi said on Sunday that it was a collective responsibility to carry out welfare-oriented work for underprivileged segments of the society.

Addressing the annual event of Soliton Group here, she said that there was a need to change the approach of just depending on the government. She said that no doubt, a lot of work on voluntarily basis was ongoing in the country to support deserving people.

Samina Alvi said that there was a need to do work for women empowerment, adding that focus should be on imparting skill education.

She further emphasized on promoting the concept of inclusion for differently abled persons as this would yield positive results in the society. Efforts were also being made to create maximum awareness on breast cancer and its early diagnosis. The First Lady said, “There is a recovery rate of 98 to 99 percent if breast cancer is diagnosed at early stage.” She appreciated the Soliton Group for its initiatives aimed at well-being of deserving people.

Soliton Group Chairman Mansoor Khan briefed about the working of group. He said it was very important to stop brain drain from the country, adding that all energies should be utilized to boost country’s export. Soliton CEO Fauzia Khan also spoke on the occasion. Samina Alvi also interacted with beneficiaries of Soliton foundation.