FAISALABAD. Mian Usman Rauf Acting President the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) has welcomed the election of Mian Muhammad Adrees Former President the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) and FCCI as International Director of the Loins International Club. This election was held in Las Vegas United Sate of America yesterday. Mian Muhammad Adrees panel made a clean sweep as all the four candidates of this panel bagged maximum votes and were declared successful for India, South Asia, Africa, Middle East (ISAAME) area. Among the successful candidates include Mr. JP Sing and Mr. Mallu from India who got 3055 and 2961 votes respectively. Mian Adrees from Pakistan bagged 3037 votes while Mr. Qazi Akram from Bangladesh scored 2989 votes. Yet another independent candidate Mr. Santosh could muster only 1601 votes.
Congratulating Mian Muhammad Adrees over his historic victory, Mian Usman Rauf said that Mian Adrees is the only candidate form Faisalabad who has been acknowledged at the international level as International Director of Lions Club only because of his unmatched philanthropic work. He hoped that the success of his panel will further strengthen the movement of Lionism in this region which is facing chronic problems of poverty, illiteracy and diseases.
Continuing, Mian Usman Rauf said that Lions International Club is a leading international NGO’s working for the welfare of the poor, neglected and downtrodden segments of the society. “This club is working in 210 countries who are fully contributing in the welfare of the poor”, he said and told that international Lions Club has 34 international directors, out of which half (17) are retired every year and in their place, new International Directors are elected. He further told that Lions International Club is one of the biggest NGO of the world. “It has been divided into seven regions”, he told, adding that the panel of Mian Muhammad Adrees took part in this election for the ISAAME region and made a clean sweep.
On the other hand, various Lions clubs belonging to Faisalabad have expressed satisfaction over the election of Mian Muhammad Adrees as International Director and hoped that due to his keen interest and patronization of Lions clubs, the social welfare activates will further grow particularly in Faisalabad as local clubs will get maximum funding from Lions International Club to initiate major welfare projects.