LAHORE: A large consignment of relief goods weighing 200 tonnes was dispatched by road from the Army Relief Camp Fortress Stadium for earthquake victims of Balochistan on Wednesday.
Pakistan Army Lahore Garrison has already dispatched 139 tonnes of relief goods to the affected areas in four consignments before Eid.
Earlier, Brigadier Mazhar Kayani, commander of the Logistics Lahore Garrison, informed the media that 400 tonnes of relief goods had been collected in Army Relief Camps in Lahore. He said that 139 tonnes of food items and medicines had already been transported to the quake-hit areas. He said that with inclusion of Wednesday’s consignment, a total of 339 tonnes of rations and other relief items would reach the calamity-hit region from the Lahore Garrison. He said that a number of NGOs and civil organisations were making generous contributions for this noble cause. He lauded the overall national spirit in providing succour and solace to the distressed people.
Brigadier Mazhar Kayani eulogised the commitment and dedication of soldiers distributing relief items in affected areas despite the risk to their lives in insurgency plagued areas of Awaran, Mashkey and Kech.