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Day: September 4, 2022

Japanese Emergency Relief Goods Handed Over to Pakistan

English, General, Official News
Islamabad, September 04, 2022 (PPI-OT):On September 3, the Government of Japan emergency relief goods, tents, and plastic sheets were handed over to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) by Mr. KINOSHITA Yasumitsu, Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Pakistan Office, in the presence of Mr. ODAGIRI Toshio, Consul-General of Japan in Karachi, at the Jinnah International Airport Karachi. On August 29, the Government of Japan has decided to provide these goods through JICA, based on a request from the Government of Pakistan to the Government of Japan. The first batch of the goods which was handed over earlier on August 31 were distributed in Balochistan Province. Mr. ODAGIRI stated that Japan is deeply saddened by the widespread damage in Pakistan caus...

Pakistan urges UNFPA to ensure maternal health, reproductive services for flood-displaced women 

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 04, 2022 (PPI-OT):At the United Nations, Pakistan has urged the United Nations Population Fund to scale up its emergency response for flood-devastated Pakistan to provide life-saving reproductive health services and commodities, especially to some 650,000 pregnant women among the 33 million displaced people. Addressing a session of United Nations Development Programme, Pakistan’s ambassador to the United Nations, Munir Akram said that out of the displaced people, an estimated 8.2 million are women of reproductive age, and up to 73,000 women, who are expected to deliver next month, will need skilled birth attendants, new-born care, and support. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. S...

Pakistan Navy deploys Hovercrafts and Helicopters in flood affected areas to expedite evacuation process 

English, General, Official News
Karachi, September 04, 2022 (PPI-OT):Pakistan Navy relief and rescue operations are continued in different flood affected areas of Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Mirpur Khas, Sukkur, Sanghar, Qambar Shahdadkot Sajawal, Rajanpur, Paharpur and Dera Ismail Khan. Pakistan Navy has deployed two hovercrafts to evacuate stranded people in flood water at Dadu District. These hovercrafts have evacuated hundreds of trapped people from Goth Ahmed Khan Chandio in Khairpur Nathan Shah to high point safe areas. These hovercrafts are capable to be operated on water, land and muddy areas. PN utilizes them for defence of Creeks Areas. Currently, stationing of hovercrafts to evacuate standard people will speed up the rescue operation at far flung and remote areas where evacuation through sma...

Chinese delegation presents cheque to PM for flood victims

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 04, 2022 (PPI-OT):A delegation of Chinese companies led by China’s Consul General in Pakistan Zhao Shiren called on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Lahore on Sunday and presented him a cheque for the relief and rehabilitation of the flood affectees. Talking to the Chinese delegation, the Prime Minister said the government and people of China never left Pakistan alone in its hour of need. He said that the friendship of the two countries was higher than the Himalayas and deeper than the ocean. For more information, contact: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of Pakistan 4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan Tel: +92-51-9103557 Email: info@moib.gov.pk Website: http://www.moib.gov.pk The post Chinese delegation presents cheque to...

Prime Minister thanks Qatar for relief support for flood affected people in Pakistan 

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 04, 2022 (PPI-OT):Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has thanked Qatar for relief support for the flood affected people in Pakistan. He was telephonically talking to Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani on Sunday. The Prime Minister mentioned the air bridge established by Qatar for provision of goods and equipment to flood affected people and a field hospital by Qatar in Sindh. He said Pakistan and Qatar enjoy close and cordial relations rooted firmly in shared faith, mutual understanding and commonality of interests. Recalling his recent visit to Qatar, Shehbaz Sharif expressed the resolve to work relentlessly to implement the decisions taken during the visit. The Amir of Qatar conveyed condolences over the loss of precious lives and property due to flood...

United States reaffirms its support, solidarity with Pakistan amidst flood devastation

English, Official News
Islamabad, September 04, 2022 (PPI-OT):The United States has reaffirmed its support and solidarity with the government and people of Pakistan amidst the devastation caused by flash floods and rains in the country. The support was extended during meeting of a US delegation with Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani in Islamabad on Sunday. The delegation comprised chairperson of Pakistani caucus in the US Congress Congresswoman Sheila Jackson, Congressmen Al. Green and Thomas Suozzi and US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome. Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf, Deputy Chairman Senate Mirza Muhammad Afridi, Senator Azam Khan Swati and Senator Dilawar Khan were also present in the meeting. Expressing grief and sorrow over the loss of life and property during recent floods in the country, th...