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Earthquake: NDMA sends relief consignment to Syria

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education, Rana Tanveer Hussain, and Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Lieutenant General Inam Haider Malik on Wednesday (8th of Feb 2023) witnessed the release of a special relief consignment sent for Syrian earthquake victims.

According to the NDMA, on the instructions of the Prime Minister, NDMA sent a special relief shipment for the earthquake victims of Syria.

The shipment included equipment comprising tents and blankets.

The goods were sent to Damascus by a specially chartered plane from Islamabad Airport where the Syrian Ambassador was also present along with the Federal Minister and Chairman of NDMA.

However, more relief materials will be sent soon for the Syrian brothers and sisters affected by the earthquake, the NDMA said.

It also rendered assurance of all possible support to Syria in this hour of difficulty by Pakistan.

The relief goods will be received by Pakistani Ambassador to Syria, Shahid Alvi whereas more relief supplies will be sent by road to Syria and Turkey soon.

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M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.