UAE, Qatar, France planes carrying relief goods arrive



Four planes from UAE and Qatar carrying relief goods for the flood victims arrived Pakistan on Saturday as the country remains devastated by the monsoon rains that resulted in flash floods, causing more than 1,200 deaths and displacement of millions of people.

The planes carrying relief goods arrived at the Jinnah International Airport Karachi from Doha and UAE while the latter has also provided a field hospital to deal with the water-borne diseases among the victims.

China has also remained a steadfast partner in supporting Pakistan during the worst-hit floods and recently two Chinese planes carrying flood relief items reached Karachi.

According to a statement issued by a CAA spokesperson, two planes filled with flood-relief items reached the Jinnah International Airport Karachi on Wednesday. The planes carry relief items such as blankets, tents and edibles, they added.

The statement read that China would send more planes with flood-relief items in the coming days. China, so far, has sent four planes carrying flood-relief items, they added.

The statement added that the items were received by the Pakistan Army and Foreign Ministry officials. China announced financial assistance of 100 million Yuan for Pakistan, affected by flash floods, which have left thousands marooned since mid-June.

Meanwhile, a plane, carrying relief goods for the flood-affected people from France, landed at the Islamabad airport where Federal Minister for Health Abdul Qadir Patel greeted the French ambassador who came along with the goods in the French language on Saturday.

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