In cooperation with a number of charitable organisations, Pakistan Railways (PR) stated on Sunday that its operational duties teams had dispatched tonnes of relief supplies to the provinces of Balochistan or other flood-affected areas.
Farrukh Taimur Ghilzai, CEO of PR, reports that teams in the Rawalpindi division have sent out 1,000 dry ration packs, Rs 2 million worth of medicine, and other supplies. PR’s medical teams have also arrived in Qila Abdullah and Qila Saifullah and have begun providing medical assistance to residents there.
In addition, he noted that medical teams from the Multan division were already providing care to people in the Shadan Lund and Rojhan areas of Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur. “We already transported five tonnes and tonnes of dry food, including wheat, lintels, olive oil, and crackers, among other things, to Balochistan from PR’s Lahore division.
Apparently, Mr. Taimur PR’s Sukkur division has also donated medicine worth Rs300,000, 500 containers of mineral water, 10 packages of fresh juice, 10 crates of milk, and food packs for 500 families.
Separately, in response to the destruction brought on by recent floods and heavy rain across Pakistan, the federal government has formally asked the UN and the international community for humanitarian help.
The Foreign Office has formally requested aid from the international community, according to the Directorate General to European Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid Operations (Echo) of the European Commission.
According to preliminary estimates, floods have affected seven million people in Pakistan, with Balochistan accounting for nearly half of those affected, according to a statement from Echo on Sunday.