LAHORE: (APP) Two British-Pakistani organisations have won international acclaim for their ground-breaking work in the social sector and philanthropy in the recently held Global Good Governance (3G) Awards in Istanbul at the Global Donors Forum 2016 .
The World Congress of Overseas Pakistanis , a social enterprise making significant gains in harnessing the potential of the 7th largest Diaspora in the world, won the 3G Diversity Award in the Social Sector and Philanthropy for its achievements in promoting integration, coexistence and building bridges across the communities, said a press release.
London-based Addison and Khan Solicitors won the Critic's Choice 3G Award for Excellence in Legal Practice for services to international clients in the UK and the rest of the world.
The UK-based Cambridge IF Analytica organised the inaugural 3G Awards to highlight examples of best practices in good governance in government and politics, corporate sector, social sector and philanthropy.
In the 3G Awards, about 15 countries were represented. The Global Good Governance Awards, 3G Awards, are based on a proprietary methodology '3G Methodology'. From the four nominations in each category, the winner will be selected by a global poll based on Transparency, Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Impact &Innovation.
"It gives me a great privilege and honour to accept Global Good Governance Award in Social Sector & Philanthropy on behalf of the World Congress of Overseas Pakistanis .
"In London, we are currently celebrating electoral success of the first-ever Muslim and British Pakistani Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and recognition of the WCOP & Addison & Khan Solicitors multiplies the felicitations.
"More than 8 million overseas Pakistanis, constituting the 7th largest Diaspora in 144 countries of the world, are a global force for good to be reckoned with for their services for the country of origin and countries of adoption," said World Congress of Overseas Pakistan Chairman Syed Qamar Raza in his acceptance speech.
"This 3G award is testament to the excellent work we do for our clients in the United Kingdom and worldwide while adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards," Addison & Khan Solicitors Managing Director Barrister Gul Nawaz Khan said in his acceptance speech.
Datin Paduka Seri Rismah Mansor, First Lady of Malaysia and Ambassador of Malaysia in Turkey Dato Amran Mohamed Zin, conferred the Award on the World Congress of Overseas Pakistanis (WCOP) and Addison & Khan Solicitors.