CAP pledges to donate 5 million face masks
By Staff ReporterTuesday – May 12, 2020
According to an official statement, this collaboration brings together over 200 of Pakistan’s leading retail brands together for a common united philanthropic endeavour.
In conjunction with the information and broadcasting ministry, this united initiative aims to launch the global #Masks4All campaign in Pakistan and shall work together to manufacture and donate cotton masks via its distribution partner, SabSaath.org – an initiative of Zaman Foundation.
#Masks4All is a global grassroots campaign to show how governments of Japan, Hong Kong, Czech Republic, Austria, South Korea, etc., have made cotton/home-made face masks mandatory in public and that they were able to control the spread of the virus very quickly.
Countries with mandatory mask laws have 100x lower COVID-19 rates than other countries.
CAP intends to partner with the government to make this a national movement of all members of society men/women/stitchers/tailors, etc., making cotton/cloth masks at home so that the entire nation can mobilise and accomplish this task without direct government help.
This pledge inaugurates one of the most potent public-private partnerships in response to the novel coronavirus by bringing together multiple organisations aligned towards one common goal: Pakistanis helping Pakistanis.