Aid from Pakistan: Plane-loads of relief goods ready

Published: April 26, 2015
PM Nawaz telephones his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala, extends condolences

PM Nawaz telephones his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala, extends condolences

LONDON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday telephoned his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala and extended his condolences on the deadly earthquake.

“The people and the government of Pakistan extend their heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the people and the government of Nepal,” the premier was quoted as saying in an official handout.

Relief goods, including medicines, tents and blankets, as well as doctors and nurses, were being sent to Kathmandu on Prime Minister Nawaz’s directives, it added. He was constantly in touch with authorities in Pakistan regarding the situation in Nepal and was informed that four aircraft were ready with relief goods and would leave as soon as Kathmandu airport was available for landing, the handout added.

The prime minister directed the Foreign Office to keep him updated on the evolving situation in Nepal and relief needs of the people.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 26th, 2015.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • JSM
    Apr 26, 2015 - 11:40AM

    Have they not left Pakistan yet? It is 24 hours since the quake.Recommend

  • Dubya
    Apr 26, 2015 - 12:16PM

    Waiting for pilots to come back from Saudi ….
    and by the way what has been shown in the picture is not called a Plane ….Recommend

  • Lord of the Ring
    Apr 26, 2015 - 1:07PM

    That plane looks more like a chopper to me

    Ah, the ease of placing file photos without mention !Recommend

  • kulwant singh
    Apr 26, 2015 - 5:18PM

    Thank you Pakistan for extending help to the suffering Nepalis, though India is extending maximum help but the need of the hour is for whole world to come forward and extend what ever they can at the earliest.Recommend

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