FAISALABAD   -   The Christian community dis­patched ration and medicines for 300 flood victims of Taun­sa Sharif here on Monday. 

Father Pascal Polas of the Catholic Dioceses of Faisala­bad told a ceremony, held for dispatching the relief goods under the auspices of NGO Award Tenzeem Pakistan, that floods were a natural calamity and every patriotic Pakistani should help their brethren in this hour of need. 

He paid the best tribute to the armed forces of Pakistan for saving millions of lives during unexpected deluge and said that now the army was playing its role in relief and rehabilitation activities. 

Later, Father Pascal Polas offered prayers while Peter Shahzad, Director Revenue WASA Jonson Gill, Ms. Cristina Peter, Tariq Mushtaq, Azeem Christopher, Pervez Paul Gill, Najam Rasheed, Akmal Gill, Yousaf Adanan and Waleed Raza were also present.

8 TRUCKLOADS OF RELIEF GOODS DISPATCHED TO SWAT

The district administra­tion of Faisalabad dispatched eight truckloads of relief goods to Swat for flood-hit people here on Monday. The relief items including edibles, woolen clothes, blankets, bedsheets, mosquito nets, tents and others were col­lected by the people. 

Deputy Commissioner Im­ran Hamid Sheikh dispatched the truckloads from Al-Fateh sports complex here on Mon­day. Additional Deputy Com­missioner General Qaisar Abbas Rand, Assistant Com­missioner city Sahibzada M Yusuf, Chairman All Paki­stan Private Schools Alliance Sadaqat Hussain Lodhi and others were present.

Earlier, 45 truckloads of food and non-food items had already been dispatched to flood-hit districts in Punjab and Sindh provinces. The dep­uty commissioner said that in the next phase, repair and maintenance of homes devas­tated due to heavy floods in Jaffarabad, Balochistan would be done with the support of Faisalabad Chamber of Com­merce and Industry (FCCI). He said that flood victims would not be left alone and they would be supported till their complete rehabilitation.