President Arif Alvi appointed Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari as the new PRCS chairman for three years, and the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination subsequently announced his appointment. PTI leader and singer Abrar-ul-Haq was fired from his position as the organization’s chairman.
On November 15, 2019, the singer-turned-politician was chosen to lead the Pakistan Red Crescent Society. Before Haq was appointed, Saeed Elahi served as interim chairman of PRCS.
On November 15, Abrar was chosen to lead the Pakistan Red Crescent Society. The Islamabad High Court heard an appeal over his appointment (IHC). In 2019, the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Chairman’s appointment orders were overturned by the court. Before being removed, the body’s departing chairman Saeed Elahi, who had served as acting chairman, had filed a case in the high court contesting Abrar ul Haq’s appointment.
Emergency medical and humanitarian services are offered to Pakistanis by the Pakistan Red Crescent Society. Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the Governor General of Pakistan and the Society’s Founding President, issued an order titled The Pakistan Red Cross Order on December 20, 1947, shortly after Pakistan gained its independence. Later, it adopted the name Red Crescent Order or Red Crescent Society. Its main office is in Islamabad. The Red Crescent Society has provided support services like food, clean water, and medical care to millions of Pakistanis in order to assist them overcome illness and tragedy.
The Red Crescent Society helped native Pakistanis who were without food or water in 2010 following one of the worst floods in the country’s history. They teamed up with the Red Cross in this endeavor as well, and they received $100,000 in aid to help them fight the flood’s destruction.
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During a two-day medical camp held in conjunction with Youm-e-Ashoor in 2014 at Numaish Chowrangi Karachi, the Pakistan Red Crescent Society in Sindh, in collaboration with the JDC Welfare Organization, offered medical assistance to about 300 mourners.