Islamabad, February 14, 2023: Pakistan's 20-member Rescue & Medical Team left for Assistance to Quake-hit Syria
Government of Pakistan
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Pakistan's 20-member Rescue & Medical Team left for Assistance to Quake-hit Syria
Islamabad, February 14, 2023: As part of relief aid for quake-hit Syria, NDMA coordinated and sent skilled and professional rescue and medical teams today. Federal Minister for SAFRON, Senator Muhammad Talha Mahmood and SAPM Hamid Hameed bid farewell to teams at Islamabad International Airport.
NDMA also dispatched relief items along with teams including 131 winterized family size tents and 3,966 Kg wt essential medicines for quake affectees through special Chartered Flight of PIA Boeing 777 to Damascus, Syria.
The Minister and SAPM assured that Pakistan would continue assisting the quake-affected brethren and sisters of Turkiye and Syria; and NDMA will send more relief consignment to both countries.
They said that Prime Minister has directed the NDMA to purchase the required items keeping in view the needs of the quake victims. They highlighted that Pakistan is not only utilising the air bridge but also ensuring supply of relief assistance through land and sea routes.
NDMA has also dispatched consignment consisting of 90 winterized tents for Turkiye through PIA from Lahore Airport today.