Pakistan held a ceremony in Karachi to note the arrival of ships from the United Arab Emirates carrying 200 containers of food as well as medical supplies.
The humanitarian aid will support over 500,000 families of Pakistan, which were affected by record-breaking floods that led to disaster across the nation.
While speaking during the event, Hamad Al Zaabi, the UAE’s ambassador to Pakistan, said the Emirates was among the first nations to send humanitarian aid to Pakistan and that it had set up an air bridge consisting of 62 planes.
He said that providing international humanitarian crucial step in the foreign policy of the country.
Meanwhile, Al Zaabi said that UAE field teams have reached thousands of families in 17-flood hit regions in Sindh Province and ten regions in Balochistan via Emirates Red Crescent, the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment and Sharjah Charity International.
He also paid a visit at several areas which were affected by the flood in the province of Sindh, where he helped distribute aid that consisted of medicine, food and shelter materials.
Al Zaabi said that, “The aid which was provided by the UAE to Sindh and Balochistan provinces are part of its urgent relief efforts, underscoring the nation’s approach to supporting affected communities around the world via relief and humanitarian programmes.”
At the same time, the foreign minister of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, thanked the UAE for its support and mentioned about historic ties between the two nations that were established by UAE’s Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.