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Pak American to be conferred with Business Humanitarian award

Written by: Staff

Washington, June 7 (UNI) A Pakistani American, owner of a furniture chain store on the East coast, has been selected for the Business Humanitarian Award.

According to a Council press release, Mr Farooq Kathwari, the owner of the trendy Ethan Allan furniture stores, has a long involvement in humanitarian activities and most recently provided material support for reconstruction in post-Taliban Afghanistan, and sponsored dialogue between Indians and Pakistanis seeking a peaceful solution to the Kashmir issue. He will receive the award at a ceremony in New York on June 21.

''Mr Kathwari exemplifies the humanitarian spirit in business, Council President John J Marescasaid said, adding ''His actions demonstrate that humanitarian endeavours can not only help build communities and goodwill, but can promote private enterprise and often make business sense.'' In February, he was responsible for a major in-kind donation of manufacturing equipment from Danbury, Connecticut-based Ethan Allen to Business Humanitarian Foundation.

Mr Kathwari was chosen for the award by the United States Council for International Business (USCIB).


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