PIA uplifts relief goods from intl destinations free of cost
CHI (PR) - PIA will uplift relief goods free of cost from all of its international destinations for the flood victims, giving preference to relief goods over its commercial operations.
MD PIA, Captain M Aijaz Haroon said this while briefing the media regarding PIA Flood Relief Plan 2010.
MD PIA said that PIA has already uplifted over 143,000 kilograms of relief goods. Relief goods and a filtration plant have also been transported from Canada. However, the response towards relief for flood affectees was poor and it requires huge support of individuals, NGOs/ donors from Pakistan and abroad, he added.
PIA has the capability and capacity to transport relief goods from its destinations. NGOs/ Donors can contact PIA offices in Pakistan namely PIA Cargo Terminal Islamabad (051-99024388), Lahore Cargo Terminal (042-99240770), Peshawar Cargo Terminal (091-99213342), Quetta Cargo Terminal (081- 99203861) and Karachi Cargo Terminal (021-99047202) for information pertaining to free transportation of relief goods. PIA will also set up collection desk at every station on PIA network.
MD PIA, Captain M Aijaz Haroon has said that the overseas Pakistanis would be mobilized to donate food items packaged in specified boxes which PIA will transport free of cost from abroad and will hand over to Pakistan Army for onward distribution among the flood affectees in the country. PIA would use its network, set up and offices to ferry the relief goods from abroad.
MD PIA has said that the entire international cargo set up of the PIA would be utilised for the purpose. So far relief goods weighing 143,000 kgs have been transported.