Humanitarian Aids from Indonesia Arrive in Pakistan
Humanitarian aids from Indonesia for victims of floods and landslides in Pakistan, Tuesday (09/27) arrived at Ali Jinnah International Airport in Karachi city.
The aids were symbolically handed by Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendi to Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Investment Chaudry Salik Hussain.
“We brought aids from the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the people of Indonesia. I hope these aids can help lessen the hardship of the flood and landslide victims,” Muhadjir said while giving the aids.
Muhadjir also conveyed the greetings of the Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and his people.
“President Joko Widodo also expressed his utmost concern for the disasters that impacted the people of Pakistan,” he said, adding that Indonesia sent aids to Pakistan in the spirit of brotherhood, humanity, and cooperation, especially noting that the close bilateral relations between the two countries have been established since 72 years ago.
“These disasters certainly afflicted Pakistan. As a brother, we felt a calling to help and we came to give aids and to raise the people’s spirit so that Pakistan can immediately recover,” he remarked.
For the record, the aids from the Indonesian Government include cash of approximately US$1 million and basic necessities, such as clothes, blankets, and medicines.
These aids for Pakistani flood and landslide victims are the first of two shipments initiated by the Indonesian Government through the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB).
In addition, the Indonesian Government also prepared an aircraft to deliver aids from the people. (PR of Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture/PR of Ministry of Foreign Affairs/UN) (DH/MMB)