Uzbekistan delivers humanitarian assistance to Pakistan
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Aug. 23 / corr Trend D.Azizov /
Passenger airliner il-76 supplied last weekend from
Tashkent to Islamabad Uzbek government's humanitarian aid Pakistani people suffered as a result of natural calamity, Zhahon agency at the Uzbek Foreign Ministry announced.
The 40-ton cargo valued at $300,000 contained living essentials, including tents, blankets, drinkable water, flour, rice, child nutrition, clothing for adults and children.
The humanitarian assistance will be distributed among provinces in accordance with work schedule adopted by the government. Child nutrition, flour, rice and different food products will be supplied to suffered calamity victims, including Navshehra and Attok villages.
The humanitarian medical supplies will be given to unified headquarter of the Pakistani Health Ministry and the World Health Organization's local office, which coordinates the supplies of medicine to disaster area, the official statement cited Pakistani Agency for Emergency Situations Nematullah Khan.
Pakistani ambassador to Uzbekistan
Muhammad Vahid ul Hasan, who attended the delivery of humanitarian cargo, said roughly 20 million Pakistani people suffered as a result of natural calamity, while 4 million of them are homeless.
"The people of Pakistan well remember your country's fraternal aid during the destructive tremors in 2005. IN this context I want to note that Pakistan has special
feelings to the Uzbek people, it ancient culture and traditions, and is happy for successes of modern Uzbekistan," ul Hasan said.