KARACHI   -   Four planes from UAE and Qa­tar carrying relief goods for the flood victims arrived Pakistan on Saturday as the country re­mains devastated by the mon­soon rains that resulted in flash floods, causing more than 1,000 deaths and displacement of mil­lions of people.

The planes carrying relief goods have arrived at the Jin­nah International Airport Ka­rachi from Doha and UAE while the latter has also provided a field hospital to deal with the water-borne diseases among the victims.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has welcomed relief goods from the friendly Muslim countries.

Pakistan is receiving flood relief goods globally especially from Qatar, UAE, Turkey, Saudi Arabia.

United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Mohammed bin Za­yed Al Nahyan has assured all-out support for flood-affected people in Pakistan.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities had contacted Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen­eral Qamar Javed Bajwa and pledged 20 aircrafts carrying re­lief items for flood victims.

China has also remained a steadfast partner in supporting Pakistan during the worst-hit floods and recently two Chi­nese planes carrying flood relief items reached Karachi.

According to a statement issued by a CAA spokesper­son, two planes filled with flood-relief items reached the Jinnah International Airport Karachi on Wednesday. The planes carry relief items such as blankets, tents and edibles, they added.

The statement read that China would send more planes filled with flood-relief items in the coming days. China, so far, has sent 4 planes carrying flood-relief items, they added.

The statement added that the items were received by the Pak­istan Army and Foreign Minis­try officials.