Introduction of Pakistan Red Crescent
The Pakistan Red Crescent Society was established on 20th December 1947 By Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah by an order called “Pakistan Red Cross Order” under the Act. of 1920. This Organization was successfully run till February 1974 as “Pakistan Red Cross Society”. The Act of 1920 was amended by the Parliament of Pakistan in February 1974 converting the Red Cross into Red Crescent and the Sindh Provincial Branch is also governed by the same Act. The Society is a STATUTORY BODY and not an NGO as perceived by the general public. It has its own National and Provincial constitutions.
The Society is an officially recognized by the Government of Pakistan, as a voluntary relief organization and an auxiliary to the public authorities, more particularly to the Medical Services of the Armed Forces in accordance with provisions of the Geneva Conventions. The Society draws its strength from the Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement and its International affiliation with the Parent Body, namely “International Federation of Red Cross /Red Crescent Societies” (IFRC) and “International Committee of Red Cross” (ICRC)Geneva.
Its exclusive humanitarian mission is to assist the most vulnerable people and protect the dignity of the suffering humanity during war, conflict, natural and man made disasters. In peacetime it also carries-out Disaster Management (Preparedness, Response/ Relief & Risk Reduction), Health Care, Youth Activities, Emergency Volunteers Corps, Trainings at national and international levels. Moreover, the Movement spreads awareness about International Humanitarian law, Humanitarian Diplomacy and endeavours to promote humanitarian values for Global Peace. It has total 190 countries as members of the Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement in the world. The Red Cross has a permanent status in the United Nations as an observer.
The Foundation Pillars of the International Federation of Red Cross/ Red Crescent Movement are its seven fundamental principles.
There are 190 countries in the world which have its National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society under the patronage of their concerned Government. Since all the National Red Cross / Red Crescent Societies are the signatories of the Geneva Conventions thus, bound to follow the mandate of the Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement therefore, it is mandatory for Pakistan Red Crescent to work in line with its Fundamental Principles and within the scope of global and regional polices and strategies.
Organization structure of PRC
The President of Pakistan is the President of the Society and the Provincial Governors are the Presidents of the Provincial Branches whereas the Deputy Commissioners of the Districts are the Presidents of the District Red Crescent Branches in Sindh.
The Vision and Mission Statement of Pakistan Red Crescent
Savings lives, uniting people and changing minds for healthy, safe and resilient communities.
Leading humanitarian Organization of Pakistan, committed to prevent and alleviate human suffering by mobilizing the power of humanity.
OUR PRESENCE IN SINDH
STRUCTURE OF THE GOVERNANCE IN SINDH
- Triennial General Body
- Managing Committee
- Executive Committee
- Finance Committees
- Audit Committee
- HR Committee
- Medical Committee
- Legal Committee
The Red Crescent Society is present in following District Branches with its permanent structure :-
- Kambar Shahdadkot
FOUR CORE AREAS OF PRC (Click here)