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Philanthropist

A wealthy individual who gives money to charity or other programs designed to help others. The term is most applicable when the individual starts his/her own organization to promote pet programs. For example, Bill Gates established the Gates Foundation to perform a variety of philanthropic activities such as agricultural development and the establishment of libraries.
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Sources told Dawn the ICU of the teaching hospital of Ghazi Khan Medical College was established in 2014 by some ambitious doctors of the health facility, led by Dr Ibrar Khosa, with the generous help of philanthropists to provide intensive life care to critical patients who earlier used to be referred to the Nishter Hospital, Multan.
He appealed philanthropists for financial support to save his life and continue study.
Therefore, the welfare hospitals with the support of the philanthropists and Sindh government were subsidizing up to Rs 200,000, even then it was difficult for poor patients to afford.
A large number of the British Missionaries, Educationists, Philanthropists, Memmber Parliament, Counsellors, members of the Pakistani Community and Media attended the Reception.
She expressed her gratitude to the philanthropist who is sponsoring the project, and appealed to other philanthropists and NGOs to support the district to enhance development in the area.
'Once the government gets green signal for the constitution of this authority it will partner with philanthropists and corporates,' Sarwar said.
Elsey said, "I'm incredibly honored and humbled to be counted as one of the world's most influential philanthropists, along with people such as Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and Elon Musk.
According to Bridgespan Partner and co-author of the report, Pritha Venkatachalam, "Many philanthropists in India are pivoting from checkbook giving - investing mostly in infrastructure projects, such as building schools or hospitals - to thinking strategically and ambitiously about how to drive social change.
Alauddin Mari has directed the finance department to open a Bank Account where civil society and philanthropists could deposit their donations for the victims of Mastung Blast.
The department has been renovated in three months at a cost of Rs3.5 million provided by the philanthropists. Faculty of Allama Iqbal Medical College, Head of Orthopaedic Department Prof Tehseen Riaz, philanthropists, administrative doctors and paramedics were also present.
[29/May/2018] HAJJAH, May 29 (Saba) -- The Public Prosecution in Hajjah province on Monday released five insolvent prisoners as a first batch under the slogan "Grant in honor of the Martyer President Saleh al-Sammad." The releasing process came after philanthropists paid the prisoners' financial obligations to others, which amounted 6.7 million Yemeni riyals.