President meets PRCS Volunteer who saved the life of a Chinese National in Karachi Blast

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PRCS Delegation led by Chairman Abrar ul Haq calls on President Dr Arif Alvi 

The President appreciated PRCS volunteer Ali Sohaib on providing timely first aid and humanitarian assistance to the victims, and saving the life of a Chinese National in the blast that ripped through the vehicle near University of Karachi’s Confucius Institute in April.; says volunteers are an asset of Red Crescent, emphasizes the need for imparting first aid training to all. 

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has always been in the vanguard of action and its humanitarian services rendered during the manmade and natural disasters and peacetime cannot be ignored, said President Dr Arif Alvi during a meeting with a PRCS delegation led by Chairman Abrar ul Haq at the President House yesterday. 

Dr Arif Alvi met PRCS volunteer Ali Sohaib and appreciated him on providing timely first aid and humanitarian assistance to the victims, and saving the life of a Chinese National in the blast that ripped through the vehicle near University of Karachi’s Confucius Institute in April.  

Ali is one of the student of Karachi University and was the first person who actively responded to the blast. At first, Ali brought the fire extinguisher from the university building to extinguish the fire, broke the glass window of the vehicle and took severely injured driver out of the car who unfortunately, expired on the spot. He informed the gathering crowd to stay at the safe distance. Ali gave first to the severely injured Chinese and tried to control his head bleeding with his scarf and placed him on a chair. He did his best to manage the situation until the ranger personnel arrived and took control of the situation. Ali also sustained injuries while trying to give first aid to the injured. 

Ali had attended the First Aid training session organized by PRCS in the university, almost three months prior to this incident. 

The President said that Ali’s efforts for saving the lives of blast victims, are truly commendable and he is inspiration for all of us. He said volunteers are an asset of the PRCS and emphasized the need for imparting first aid training to all of them. He also stressed on improving and strengthening the coordination with all the stakeholders to help the vulnerable communities.