Etihad Airways partners with LRBT to restore sight of visually impaired patients


Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has partnered with the Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust (LRBT), one of Pakistan’s largest non- governmental organizations, for the transport of human eye corneal tissue from Canada and the UK.
As part of its efforts to fight blindness in the country, LRBT aims to provide free and comprehensive eye-care to poor and underprivileged citizens. This is done through its network of 17 purpose-built hospitals which provide a range of services including advanced retinal surgery and corneal transplants.
Etihad Airways will also be organizing a charity drive to raise funds from its travel agents to provide food and other essential goods to LRBT patients.
Amer Khan, Etihad Airways’ Area General Manager for Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal, said: “We are incredibly proud to support an organisation that has such a direct and noticeable influence on the lives of the vulnerable people in our society.”
“Our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives have always focused on supporting causes that touch and empower people to create a better world and in the case of LRBT, a brighter world.”
Najmus Saquib Hameed, the Head of LRBT in Pakistan, said: “I wish to express my gratitude to Etihad Airways for its support and commitment to the Pakistani society through this partnership with us.
We hope this collaboration will continue to flourish in the future.”