KARACHI: The Minister of Italian Defense has sent a special charter on 24 day of September 2022 to provide first aid for Pakistani people after the devastating floods that have recently affected the Country.
The aircraft has brought goods based on the first needs required by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and particularly, tents, motor pumps, water lifting station, blankets, sheets, hospital-type beds with backboards and medicines.
This action is part of the work that Italy will carry out both domestically and through International institutions aimed at support toward Pakistan.
While talking to Media on the occasion Deputy Head of Mission, Consulate General of Italy at Karachi, Enrico Alfonso Ricciardi said: “Pakistanis are very generous people. When there was the covid in Italy, there was the Edhi Foundation that made a very generous donation to Italy. So, it was our duty to reply. We are very happy that in Italy there are so many Pakistani people. It is the biggest (Pakistani) community in Europe after England.“
Military Attaché of the Italian Embassy in Islamabad Colonel Enrico Rosa stated: “Let me express, on behalf of the Italian Defense and all the country, our deepest condolences for what happened due to the tragic floods that devastated Pakistan and its territory. Of course, this is a first aid, a first drop. It is a part of activities that Italy is carrying out in order to support Pakistan both domestically and within the international institutions.“
Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs took to the Twitter to hold: “Thank you Italy for the first flight carrying much needed relief assistance in wake of the devastating floods in Pakistan.”
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