UAE sends aircraft carrying relief goods for flood victims

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Rawalpindi, AUG 28 /DNA/ – The first consignment of relief items from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has arrived at Nur Khan Airbase in Rawalpindi.

More than 3000 tons of relief goods including food and Tentage medicine extended by the UAE Government on the special instructions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Zayed Al Nahyan to the people of flood-affected areas of the brotherly country of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

The first consignment from UAE for flood victims has been sent to Pakistan on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s appeal to UAE authorities in the wake of severe floods in the country

The relief goods included tents, food, medicine and other items. UAE Ambassador to Pakistan and Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal received the relief goods at the airport.

It is pertinent to mention that 15 more planes carrying relief goods will reach Pakistan in coming days on the instructions of UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

A day earlier, UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed called Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and offered condolences to the victims. He reiterated the UAE’s full support to Pakistan in overcoming the crisis. PM Shehbaz Sharif thanked the UAE president for the urgent relief dispatched to improve the living conditions of those affected by the floods, noting the country’s long-standing support to Pakistan.

Relief teams have also been dispatched to support institutions in providing food aid, shelter, and medical supplies to those impacted by the floods and torrential rains, which killed over 1,000 people and displaced thousands more.

The UAE relief teams will also provide all kinds of humanitarian support to Pakistani cadres and institutions concerned with efforts to secure the safety of the affected and their food, medical and logistical needs.