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UAE and Qatar send planes carrying aid supplies for flood victims

Four planes from the United Arab Emirates and Qatar that were bringing aid supplies for flood victims landed in Pakistan as the nation continued to be ravaged by the monsoon rains.

On Saturday, UAE sent a field hospital to treat victims of water-borne infections, and planes delivering relief supplies landed at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi from Doha and UAE.

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif welcomed humanitarian aid from brotherly Muslim nations.

Pakistan is getting aid for flood assistance, particularly from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Turkey.

President of the UAE, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has pledged unwavering assistance for Pakistan’s flood victims.

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The United Arab Emirates government promised 20 planes to deliver aid to flood victims in a letter to Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

On the direction of Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, Provincial Minister for Industries and Housing Mian Aslam Iqbal received the relief goods at the airport.

Charge D Affairs of UAE Embassy Rashid Al Ali handed over the relief goods to the minister who, while talking on the occasion, said that “we are grateful to the UAE for sending relief goods for the flood victims of Punjab”.

He said that UAE has stood by Pakistan in every difficult hour and that the relief goods being sent by it will soon be distributed among those affected. He apprised the Charge D Affairs of UAE and the delegation about the ongoing relief activities in the flood-affected areas.

Iqbal thanked the UAE delegation on behalf of Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi for sending the relief goods. Meanwhile, Elahi thanked the UAE and their Ambassador Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zabi and said that the UAE government has always greatly helped the people of Pakistan in every time of difficulty and trial.

The CM stated that the friendship of Pakistan and the brotherly Islamic country UAE is tied in eternal relationships. Elahi said that the relief goods being received from the UAE will be distributed among the flood victims and their needs will be fulfilled.

Meanwhile, Charge D Affairs of UAE Embassy Rashid Al Ali said that “it is our duty to help our Pakistani flood-affected brothers and sisters”. Charge D Affairs of UAE Embassy Rashid Al Ali, First Secretary Juma Al-Kaabi, Second Secretary Ahmad Al-Muhassan, Third Secretary Hussain Al-Balooshi, Military Attaché Colonel Staff Engineer Mohamed Ali Al-Naqbi, Assistant Military Attaché Younis Ablbloshi, Assistant Military Attaché Omer Almeheri, Chief of Protocol UAE Embassy Islamabad Khalil Ahmed Awan were also present on the occasion. Senior Member Board of Revenue, Additional Chief Secretary (Home), Commissioner Lahore Division, Secretary Information, DGPR and concerned officials were also present on the occasion.

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