ZAFCO Aiding Pakistan Flood Victims

Oct 25, 2010, 08:42 ET from ZAFCO

DUBAI, UAE, October 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the unprecedented flood disaster that devastated Pakistan, ZAFCO through its chosen charitable institution - Imran Khan Flood Relief Fund donated more than AED 30,000 enough to feed approximately 250 affected victims of the massive floods for 30 days.

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Imran Khan a sports super star - former Pakistan Cricket Captain turned into a philanthropist, humanitarian, Chairman of the Board of Shaukat Khanum Hospital (the only charity based cancer hospital of its kind in Pakistan), an ex member of the Parliament and leader of the political party Pakistan Tehrik - e - Insaf, launched the fund after the floods, which as per the UN has affected more and caused more devastation in Pakistan than the Asian Quake, Haiti Quake and the Tsunami combined.

The ceremonial donation hand - over was held at ZAFCO's Corporate Office in Jebel Ali Free Zone. Mr. Gopiraj KV, Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Aftab Khan, VP for Marketing of ZAFCO handed over the donation to Mr. Ali Zaidi, President of Imran Khan Foundation, a US based registered NON Profit Charity.

In his remarks, Mr. Gopiraj KV called for compassion on the immense devastation and appreciated the work IKF is doing to provide relief to the flood victims.

"Aside from our endeavor to participate in activities promoting the environment and efforts towards a green community, ZAFCO is very much committed in the pursuit of social service. We will continue to develop and strengthen our humanitarian assistance programs at ZAFCO", he added.

About ZAFCO:

Founded in Dubai in 1993, ZAFCO is one of the world's leading importers and exporters of car tyres, batteries and lubricants. The company is based in the Jebel Ali Free Zone and its UAE storage facilities, which cover 43,100 sqm., can accommodate 1 million tyres.

ZAFCO has recorded an average growth of over 30 per cent each year since its inception and registered a turnover exceeding AED 1 billion in 2009. The company now operates in over 85 countries and works closely with 800-plus distributors around the world.

ZAFCO's goal is to be recognized as the number one source for the world's best tyres across the UAE and the wider Middle East and Africa. It is also a quality tyre manufacturer in its own right under the Zeetex brand. It is headed by Mr. Gopiraj KV, ZAFCO's CEO, and employs over 275 staff.

    For further details, contact:

    Aftab Khan
    VP - Marketing
    Tel: +971-4-8073563
    Mob: +971-50-9007461

    P.S. in the picture: (from left to right)

    Mr. Ali Zaidi, President of Imran Khan Foundation, a US based
     registered NON Profit Charity.
    Mr. Gopiraj K.V - C.E.O. of ZAFCO FZCO, Dubai, U.A.E.
    Mr. Aftab Khan - Vice President of Marketing of ZAFCO FZCO, Dubai, U.A.E.