Pak to dispatch 100,000 tents to earthquake-hit Turkiye

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PM says tents being prepared after discussion with Turkiye’s AFAD

Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday said that for the purpose of coordination, all relief assistance to the earthquake-affected people of Turkiye and Syria should be dispatched through National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

The prime minister lauded the humanitarian and charity organisations for their ongoing relief work in the quake-hit areas of Turkiye and said that Pakistani humanitarian organisations were in the forefront to support their affected brethren and sisters in these countries.

The prime minister was chairing a high-level meeting to review the ongoing relief activities, on part of Pakistan, in the quake hit Turkiye and Syria. The meeting was attended by representatives of Edhi, Saylani, and Al-Khidmat Foundation, Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal, PM’s Special Assistant Syed Tariq Fatemi, ambassadors of Pakistan to Turkiye and Syria, and other high officials, the PM Office’s media wing said in a press release.

The prime minister observed that relief assistance to these countries should be sent in accordance with the requirements of the earthquake-affected people and stressed upon ensuring of quality relief goods.

The prime minister also constituted a sub-committee to be headed by the minister for planning. The committee would be tasked to share information among the government and humanitarian organisations over the dispatch of relief goods.