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The Prime Minister has ordered the dispatch of 50,000 winter tents to Turkey by March 23 MIGMG News

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif ordered on Monday that the production and supply of the remaining 50,000 winter tents in Turkey should be completed by March 23, with delivery by air.

He chaired a meeting here to review Pakistan’s ongoing relief efforts for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria.

He said while maintaining quality, the new tents should be produced at a low cost and third-party validation should be provided to assess their standard.

He instructed the Customs authorities to make special preparations for the immediate delivery of humanitarian aid to Turkey.

He said that Pakistan is helping the victims of the earthquake in Syria on a humanitarian basis.

He ordered to intensify the collection of funds for the victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria in educational institutions.

At the meeting, she was informed in detail about the aid sent to the victims of the natural disaster in both countries.

It was said that Pakistan has so far sent a total of more than 8,000 winter tents and over 37,000 blankets to the earthquake victims.

About eight to 15 tons of humanitarian aid were sent daily to Turkey and Syria by Pakistan International Airlines flights.

The participants were told that a Pakistan Navy ship carrying 1000 tons of relief goods for both countries would leave on February 28. The aid will include generators, dry meals, medicine for the victims in Syria and winter tents and blankets for the sick in Turkey.

In addition, a convoy of 21 trucks of the National Logistics Cell (NLC) reached the city of Malatya in Turkey on February 25.

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Lt. Gen. Inam Haider Malik briefed the meeting about the production of winter tents.

Giving details of the humanitarian campaign across the country, it was said that aid collected by various philanthropic and humanitarian organizations at NDMA collection centers is being sent to Turkey and Syria through land and air routes.

The Prime Minister was told the details of the rations sent to the affected countries.

The Pakistani ambassadors in Turkey and Syria also informed about the aid activities at the meeting. The representative in Syria told about the positive response to the humanitarian aid sent by Pakistan and the collection of aid and 20 million Syrian pounds from the children of Pakistan International School in Syria.

The ambassador to Turkey said that winter tents and blankets are urgently needed there. He said that the Pakistani embassy in Turkey is in constant contact with the Turkish authorities for well-organized relief activities.

The meeting was attended by Union Ministers Ishaq Dar, Ahsan Iqbal and Marium Aurangzeb, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Tariq Fatimi and senior officers.


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