ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Education Rana Tanveer Hussain, the Chairman NDMA Lt General Inam Haider and the Ambassador of Syria Dr.Ramez AlRaee attended the NDMA’s Assistance Package Dispatching Ceremony at Islamabad International Airport on Wednesday.
This tranche is part of prime minister’s announced assistance for earthquake affectees in Syria and Turkiye.
It comprised of 2,600 blankets and 270 big family tents out of cumulative 4,000 blankets & 6,000 tents as part of initial consignment.
The consignment was dispatched through special Chartered Flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to Syria.
NDMA dispatched Pak assistance package to Quake-Hit Syria comprising of winterised tents & blankets thru special chartered flight of @Official_PIA from IIA today.
FM Edu @RTanveerPMLN, Chairman NDMA Lt Gen Inam Haider Malik & #Syrian Amb to Pak were present on the occasion. pic.twitter.com/yNo3p7Zgii
— NDMA PAKISTAN (@ndmapk) February 8, 2023
While expressing grief over the loss of lives, the minister said Pakistan will continue to support Syria in the humanitarian crisis caused by the earthquake.
The Chairman NDMA said that while Pakistan is still recovering from Floods 2022, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has directed the NDMA to make all-out relief assistance efforts for brotherly Muslim Countries in these challenging times.
Lt General Inam Haider apprised that a large NDMA road convoy loaded with relief items will tentatively leave on 10th February for Syria.
The NDMA is also arranging Urban Search and Rescue team for Syria and Turkiye.
Besides that, the NDMA will collect any donation articles from NGOs, government departments and people for packaged cargo dispatch to Syria & Turkiye in coming days.
The Syrian ambassador thanked government and people of Pakistan for sending humanitarian assistance for affectees in the hour of need.